Cheryl’s secret dates with Steve

She’s kissed a lot of frogs, but it seems like Cheryl Cole may finally have found her prince.

The new US X Factor judge, 27, is said to have fallen hard and fast for Steve Jones, who’ll be co-presenting the show with Nicole Scherzinger.

Despite being romantically linked to dancer Derek Hough and Black Eyed Peas frontman, the Geordie singer has failed to find Mr Right since her divorce from love rat Ashley Cole last year.

But this time she has high hopes for her new relationship and is said to be spending every moment with Steve, 34, when they’re not busy working.

‘They had cosy dinners together when they were in LA filming auditions,’ reveals our insider.

‘They’ve both had jet lag, so they’ve been calling each other when they can’t sleep late at night.’

Read the full story about Cheryl Cole and Steve Jones in Now magazine dated 23 May 2011 – out now!

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