Was Cheryl Cole Forced to Breakup with Derek Hough?

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Cheryl Cole is about to make it big in the US…she landed a spot on the judges panel with Simon Cowell for The X Factor and she may have been persuaded to breakup with her dancer BF, Derek Hough (known for Dancing with the Stars) to make herself look better. Do you believe this?

According to PopEater,

The Mirror is reporting that Fox executives are trying to raise the profile of the relatively unknown British singer and TV star and they have bluntly asked her to break ties with Hough.

One source thinks breaking up with Hough may be the right decision for Cole. “Derek may be dreaming of worldwide stardom but he’s seen as a small-time dancer on a TV show… and pretty uncool. TV executives are thinking that if she’s going to win over Hollywood, she’d be better off doing it as a sassy and single girl-about-town.”

The source continues, “Show producers have told her that being single would do wonders for her image. And there would be no shortage of guys in LA lining up to go on a date with Cheryl.”

A friend of the 27-year-old singer is saying that Cole is “torn” about the orders especially since Hough stood firmly by her side when she went through a tough divorce last year with her ex-husband Ashley Cole and when she had a near fatal bout with malaria.

But another source close the Cole also reveals that the singer is willing will do anything to become famous in the US and a part of her does wonder what it would be like to have a fresh start in America — without Hough. “Cheryl is desperate to make it in the US and producers are keen to help her become a star.”

It is reported that ‘The X Factor’ creator and executive producer Simon Cowell is also playing matchmaker by suggesting a few eligible men Cole might want to meet.

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  1. Helen Roy June 3, 2011
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