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Sunday 23 November 2014

Cheryl Cole’s fight for the top spot pays off

Cheryl Cole on new series of X Factor
Cheryl Cole on new series of X Factor
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole arrives back in the UK
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
John and Edward
John and Edward: The spiky-haired Grimes brothers are from Dublin
Danyl Johnson: The 27-year-old dance teacher from Reading works at a boys prep school
Jamie Archer: The 33-year-old musician has been gigging for over eight years
Joseph McElderry: The 18-year-old student from South Shields started singing a few years ago
Lloyd Daniels Welshman Lloyd (16) started singing when he was five by entering a karaoke competition
Lucie Jones: The 18-year-old student has just finished her A-Levels
Miss Frank: Graziella Affinita, Shaniece Davis and Shar Alexandra are the three Londoners who make up the all-girl group
Olly Murs: Olly, 25, from Essex
Rachel Adedeji: The 17-yearold student attended stage school from the age of two
Rikki Loney: The 21-year-old Glaswegian singer has previously auditioned in series one, two and five
Stacey Solomon: The 19-year-old Essex mum had never made it past the first audition stage
Kandy Rain: Kandy Rain are another all-girl group from London
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Faye from Birmingham: one of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Simon Cowell
Nathan from London: one of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Twins Johna and Edward Grimes in the new X Factor series
Dannii Minogue
Louis Walsh
Alexandra Burke
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
X Factor stars Alexandra Burke, Eoghan Quigg and Diana Vickers
X Factor stars (L-R) Eoghan Quigg, Alexandra Burke, Diana Vickers, and the group JLS
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
Party people: Ruth Lorenzo and Alexandra Burke at Cafe Vaudeville
Cheryl with Ashley Cole
2. Cheryl Cole
2. Cheryl Cole
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Britiish singer Cheryl Cole, centre, speaks with officials as she arrives at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court
Cheryl Cole
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Nicola roberts, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding perform at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole collect their Best Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Cheryl Cole
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg fans, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Boyzone's Ronan Keating and X Factors Eoghan Quigg on the Late Late Boyzone Special
Eoghan Quigg with Diana Vickers
Eoghan Quigg reached the X Factor final
Eoghan Quigg and Simon Cowell react as the X Factor final results are announced
Eoghan Quigg reached the X Factor final
An X Factor fan crys after hearing that Eoghan Quigg was voted from the show
Eoghan Quigg's grandmother Kethleen Kelly watches as the X Factor results are announced
X Factor fans react as Eoghan Quigg is voted from the competition
X Factor's Eoghan Quigg from Dungiven
Going for X Factor glory: Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg with pal and X Factor rival Diana Vickers
Eoghan Quigg performs at a private X Factor gig in London
Eoghan Quigg meeting his new baby sister Chrissie-Mia for the first time
Eoghan Quigg at home in Dungiven
Eoghan Quigg, back in Dungiven
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
School pals mob singing star Eoghan Quigg when he came home to Dungiven yesterday to see his new baby sister Chrissie Mia
School pals mob singing star Eoghan Quigg when he came home to Dungiven yesterday to see his new baby sister Chrissie Mia
Eoghan Quigg has a new fan - his newborn baby sister Chrissie-Mia who was born just four days ago. Pictured with his brothers Dylan (left) and Calum (right) and mum and dad Chrissy and Denise at the family home in Dungiven
Eoghan Quigg's newborn baby sister Chrissie-Mia w ith his mum and dad Chrissy and Denise at the family home in Dungiven
X factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg
Sixteen-year-old Eoghan Quigg
Dungiven schoolboy Eoghan Quigg
X factor star Eoghan Quigg
X-Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg

Cheryl Cole stormed to the top of the charts last night as her debut single as a solo artist went straight in at number one.

Cole (26) knocked X Factor winner Alexandra Burke from top spot with her single Fight For This Love.

But Burke still had reasons to smile as her long player Overcome claimed number one spot in the album chart.

X Factor judge Cole was predicted to gain top spot after she wowed the ITV talent show audience last week when performing the song for the first time.

After the performance Simon Cowell told her: “It's really going to pain me to have to say this but that was incredible.

“That was an incredible routine, great performance and unfortunately you're going to be number one next week.”

Burke held on to second spot in the singles chart with her song Bad Boys featuring US rap superstar Flo Rida.

Elsewhere, Whitney Houston forced her way into the top 10 with her single Million Dollar Bill claiming fifth spot.

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