"She doesn"t do emails… she does phone sex": Nicola Roberts jokingly defends Cheryl Cole over MC Harvey"s romance claims

'She doesn't do emails… she does phone sex': Nicola Roberts jokes over MC Harvey's claims of romance with Cheryl Cole

Nicola Roberts has defended Cheryl Cole over MC Harvey's claims he has emails proving they had a secret relationship – by jokingly claiming she would rather have phone sex.

The former X Factor judge's Girls Aloud band mate took to Twitter to make the sensational claim last night.

Earlier, Cheryl, 28, had become embroiled in a Twitter row with So Solid Crew rapper Harvey, after he claimed they shared a romance in 2010 when she split from ex-husband Ashley Cole.

Sticking up for her: Nicola Roberts has defended band mate Cheryl Cole over MC Harvey's claims the pair had a secret relationship

Sticking up for her: Nicola Roberts has defended band mate Cheryl Cole over MC Harvey's claims the pair had a secret relationship

When she denied the connection, he said he had emails to prove it.

Obviously speaking out about the drama, Nicola wrote on Twitter last night: 'Emails.. I think someone's been having you on mate..'

She then added: '#shedoesntdoemailsshedoesphonesex.'

Cheryl re-tweeted the two comments and added: 'spat my tea out* Lmfao..'

Yesterday, she wrote on her Twitter page she was baffled by news of their apparent romance in a magazine interview this week.

Jokes: Nicola took to Twitter to joke that Harvey wouldn't have email proof because Cheryl would rather have phone sex

Jokes: Nicola took to Twitter to joke that Harvey wouldn't have email proof of an affair because Cheryl would rather have phone sex

Funny: Cheryl re-tweeted the comments, adding that she 'spat her tea out' when reading them

Funny: Cheryl re-tweeted the comments, adding that she 'spat her tea out' when reading them

She said: 'Was this “relationship” happening in your head @harveyofficial! Are you smoking something

'@harveyofficial I think I've met you once maybe twice at public events and With your wife!! #s**tjustgetsweirder.'

A few minutes later, Harvey tweeted back: 'Do you actually want me to tweet some of the messages you emailed me @cherylcole pipe down and stop playing the saint in front of your fans.

'I had your back @cherylcole until you sent that s**t. Disappointed in you if the public seen these emails you would end up with egg on your face.

'And let's get this straight @cherylcole I don't need no hype of you! I'd rather go broke and work in Sainsbury's than talk about your personal s**t.

Outspoken: Harvey, real name Michael Harvey Jnr, made the claims in a magazine interview this week

Outspoken: Harvey, real name Michael Harvey Jnr, made the claims in a magazine interview this week

'This is not a twitter beef. I still
have massive respect for @cherylcole but you shouldn't of tweeted that
knowing we both have personal messages to eachother #silenceinthecourt.'

He
continued: 'Its funny how the hype has calmed down since I mentioned
the emails. Where I come from we don't snitch I'd rather die than sell
my soul #simples.'

To make things awkward, Cheryl has been friends with Harvey's ex-wife Alesha Dixon and the mother of his child, Javine Hylton.

Harvey, 32,
claimed he had a secret romance with Cheryl in late 2010 – during her
last series of The X Factor.

The
non-league footballer, real name Michael Harvey Jnr, said their
relationship took place around the same time Cheryl was linked to
American dancer Derek Hough.

He tells the new issue of Now magazine: 'There was a relationship and an attraction to each other's aura…

Baffled: Cheryl hit out at the reports on her Twitter page

Baffled: Earlier, Cheryl became embroiled in a row with Harvey on Twitter

Feud: MC Harvey quickly hit back at Cheryl after her denial

Feud: MC Harvey quickly hit back at Cheryl after her denial

'Disappointed': Harvey claims to have private emails between himself and the singer

'Disappointed': Harvey claims to have private emails between himself and the singer

'She's a good girl. We've got a great respect for each other.'

While Harvey refused to be drawn into too much detail on their apparent fling, he said they had been friends for years before they grew closer after Cheryl's split from husband Ashley.

He recalled: 'We started confiding in each other. A lot
of it was like: “We can't trust anyone out there, so we're just gonna
trust each other.”

Although Harvey declined to say where they went on dates, he admitted he was honest with his opinion about Cheryl's her vocal ability.

'So far off': Harvey claimed their romance happened when Cheryl had been linked to Derek Hough

'So far off': Harvey claimed their romance happened when Cheryl had been linked to Derek Hough

He said: 'We talked about music. I told her: “Cheryl, you haven't got the strongest vocals, but…” You could
chill with Cheryl, man. She's just cool.'

The allegedly burgeoning romance apparently came to an abrupt halt when Cheryl signed to follow Simon Cowell as a judge on X Factor USA.

With her divorce, battle with malaria and new job in a new country, Harvey says they decided to part ways.

Harvey explained: 'We've both had trouble in relationships.
I was scared. I was thinking: “Am I ready for all this again” Someone
got wind of it and wrote on my Twitter: 'Cheryl, don't go with that
c***.' So we knew what could happen. That sort of thing made me
frightened.

Affair: Harvey had a child with Javine Hylton after they had an affair during his marriage to Alesha Dixon (right)

Affair: Harvey had a child with Javine Hylton after they had an affair during his marriage to Alesha Dixon (right)

Affair: Harvey had a child with Javine Hylton after they had an affair during his marriage to Alesha Dixon (right)

'I cracked up when people said she was with Derek Hough. I was like: “You're so far off!”'

Alesha and Harvey married in a lavish ceremony in June 2005 after five years of dating.

However,
after just 17 months of marriage, Alesha was devastated when she found
out her husband was having an affair with his Daddy Cool West End
co-star Javine Hylton.

Javine
– who narrowly missed out on a place in Girls Aloud with Cheryl in TV show
Popstars: The Rivals – and Harvey soon moved in together and their
daughter Angel was born in February 2008.

However, they too split a year and a half later, with Javine claiming his 'infidelity' was to blame.

Friendly: Cheryl and Alesha hiked Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2009

Friendly: Cheryl and Alesha hiked Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2009