Sweeter revenge: Cheryl Cole 'to bring out own tell-all book about Simon Cowell' as she brands him 'disgusting and creepy'
09:59 GMT, 22 April 2012
They were once the darlings of TV talent judges with a strong friendship played out for all to see.
But now Simon Cowell's former pal Cheryl Cole is reportedly plotting her own sweet revenge on her ex boss after it was revealed in an unauthorised autobiography earlier this week the he had secretly wanted to sleep with her all along.
The Girls Aloud star was allegedly so disgusted by the revelations, she is plotting her own tell-all book about the music mogul.
Biting back: Cheryl Cole is said to be fuming over revelations made in a new unauthorised autobiography that Simon Cowell always wanted to have an affair with her
Cheryl, 28, has branded her former friend 'creepy' for wanting to hit on her during their time on The X Factor judging panel.
Cowell, 52, has been rocked by a series of scandals this week after it was revealed investigative journalist Tom Bower has written a tome about the record boss.
In snippets from the book, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, the TV judge reportedly told Bower of his true feelings for Cheryl.
Secrets revealed: Simon told journalist Tom Bower of his love for Cheryl, as well as an affair he'd had with X Factor judge Dannii Minogue
He said: 'I would have liked an affair with Cheryl. I felt like a mouse being played by a beautiful cat. She would drop her eyes and play the soulful victim to get around me. She played me.'
His comments are said to have outraged Cole and is said to be working on her own book, to be released by Harper Collins in November, revealing all of her thoughts about him.
The Sunday Mirror claims Cole reportedly told a friend: 'How could he embarrass me like this He was an uncle figure to me and to think all along he was trying to hit on me. It's disgusting and creepy.'
…And she's said to be so outraged she's writing her own tell-all book revealing her thoughts on Simon – who reportedly convinced her to divorce husband Ashley Cole
And the revelations this week have reportedly 'hardened her up and made her realise it's time to answer her critics once and for all'.
Bower's book, which was serialised in a tabloid this week, has claimed Cowell enjoyed bringing in Cheryl to the X Factor judging panel, shortly after he'd ended his reported affair with Dannii Minogue.
And Cole was reportedly completely unaware of his crush on her.
Scandals: A series of revelations have been made in Tom Bower's new tome on the music mogul
The singer is also said to be planning to open up about her own previous relationships in her autobiography.
And she will take aim at Cowell again, who reportedly convinced her to go through with her divorce to husband Ashley Cole.
A source added: 'Simon not only offered her a warming shoulder to cry on, but handed her numbers for respected divorce lawyers, persuading her to get rid and push forward with her career. Yet now she wonders: did he have a vested interest'
It is also claimed Simon pushed her to split up with dancer Derek Hough when they started dating last year, and insisted it would hurt her career if she continued the relationship.
The latest news comes after Cheryl and Simon hit a rough patch last year when Cole was unceremoniously dumped from the US version of The X Factor.
Following the sacking, Cheryl reportedly claimed their friendship was over.
And she has been infuriating her former pal even more as she started tweeting about his rival programme from The Voice on Twitter last night.
She wrote: 'I don't think my heart can take much more of this battle business.. Everyone is so talented.. #thevoiceuk is giving me anxiety lol.'
She then added: 'How do you choose :/ #thevoiceuk,' and again: 'Oh my.. #thevoiceuk.'
A representative for Cheryl has been contacted by the MailOnline.