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Punters who backed the Cheryl and Ashley Cole to split cashing in

Cheryl Cole may not have called time on her marriage but a bookmaker has blown the final whistle for her footballer husband Ashley.

Punters who backed the couple to split this year were told they could cash in their betting slips in the wake of lurid headlines relating to the Chelsea player's alleged infidelities.

Bookie William Hill decided the relationship was irretrievable just days after X Factor judge Cheryl performed at the Brits without her wedding ring.

Spokesman Rupert Adams said a string of allegations linking her husband to other women had left bookmakers convinced her marriage to Ashley — who won Match of the Day’s Goal of the Month competition at the weekend — would not survive.

And he suggested Cheryl may already have made her decision. “I don't think anybody in the public eye can keep taking it on the chin,” he said.

“The revelations keep coming and sometimes there is no point in fighting for this love and we think Cheryl has thrown the towel in.”

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