Ashley Cole hunting for mystery blonde
Footballer Ashley Cole is reportedly trying to track down the mystery blonde he was seen chatting to before his arrest, in a bid to show wife Cheryl Cole he wasn't misbehaving.
The Chelsea star, who was fined two weeks wages after being arrested for disorderly conduct, claims he was having an "intellectual conversation" with the woman in question.
Sources close to the star say he has ordered his advisors to find the mystery woman so he can show his wife Cheryl that the conversation between the two was harmless.
Girls Aloud singer Cheryl is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief with fellow bandmate Kimberly Walsh, and other celebrities Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Ronan Keating and Denise Van Outen.
The latest incident involving her husband doesn't seem to have hampered her ascent on Mount Kilimanjaro -- she was among the first group of celebrities to reach the top.
Last year, the footballer was accused of cheating on his wife with hairdresser Aimee Walton (22), and their marriage was reportedly on the rocks.
Since then, X Factor judge Cheryl has forgiven her husband and has started wearing her wedding ring again.
However, the latest claims will plunge their union into crisis.
Cole was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning while out socialising with team-mates John Terry and Michael Mancienne. The trouble started after he noticed paparazzi were taking photos of him. The police were called and, after asking Cole to calm down, they arrested him for being drunk and disorderly. He was later released from custody with a €90 fixed fine.
However, his antics upset Chelsea boss Guss Hiddinck, who fined him two weeks wages. England manager Fabio Capello is also examining the incident and there could be further censure for Cole down the line.