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I have to admit my expectations of Cheryl Cole’s long-awaited telly comeback in an access-all-areas tour documentary for ITV2 weren’t particularly high.

After all, many of these ‘revealing’ tour documentaries are simply PR exercises that provide very few real insights into the stars.

But how wrong I was. Over 60-minutes, an open, relaxed and, quite obviously, very happy Cheryl reminded the country exactly why she remains one of our most popular stars.

She also bravely let the cameras in on her blossoming relationship with dancer Tre Holloway.

That was quite a risk, especially given she did the same thing with Ashley Cole on the E4 reality show Girls Aloud: Off the Record over six years ago.

The scenes showing Cheryl interacting with her family, especially her proud dad and young nieces and nephews, were also particularly personal and poignant.

Cheryl has undoubtedly had a very difficult two years, coping with her marriage breakdown and firing from X Factor USA.

But the show illustrated she’s taken back control of her career and has started to love life again. That’s a very good thing!


Lindsay Lohan’s career is on life support after years of scandal and legal trouble.

So when Barbara Walters – the queen of American television, who interviews presidents, royalty and A-listers – wants to feature you on her show, you don’t annoy her at any cost.

That’s why Lindsay Lohan’s decision to snub an agreed interview with Barbara, who is hugely influential in the entertainment industry, is tantamount to committing career suicide.

Barbara has offered Lindsay an olive branch this week, saying she would ‘start fresh without the few clouds that are over her.’

If LiLo is sensible (which she’s not) she’ll take her up on her offer immediately.

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