Cheryl Cole is SO perceptive.
The ‘Call My Name’ hitmaker has said in a new interview with Attitude magazine that she was well aware of Joe McElderry’s sexuality before he came out.
She mentored him to victory during the 2009 run of the talent show, and he came out just before his debut album Wide Awake failed to sell enough copies to keep the ink wet on his first recording contract.
Asked if she ‘knew’, Cheryl said:
“Yeah, I think I knew before he did. He didn’t tell me. I had a chat with my boys and I just told them they could tell us whatever they wanted and I was there for them.
“I really don’t know if Joe knew. I had deep conversations with Joe and he never, ever suggested it, and he never said, ‘That guy’s fit’. I think he actually said a girl was one time. But I kinda knew.”
Joe, who has inexplicably let six months pass without releasing an album (not like him at all), is expected to bring out his fourth collection later this year, while Chez brings out A Million Lights on June 18.