Sarah Purnell: “Ashley Cole says I look like Cheryl”

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Singer Cheryl Cole departs the 'Outside Of The Law' Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Your lover telling you look like his ex wife wouldn’t make us happy, but former Spearming Rhino lap dancer is flattered!

Okay, we admit, being compared to Cheryl Cole would make a difference in this case. Ashley Cole’s ‘new girlfriend’ Sarah Purnell is actually delighted she’s been compared to Cheryl Cole.

The 23-year-old has long dark hair, but to be honest, that’s pretty much where the similarity ends.

“People are always telling me I look like her,” claims Sarah.

“I personally don’t see the resemblance, but strangers come up to me and say how similar we are. Even Ash agrees.”

Sarah, who’s had two nights of sex with Chelsea footballer Ashley, 29 – on 2 May and on 1 June – is a former lapdancer but she’d love a career in showbiz.

“I want to focus on my singing and get into TV,” she says. “I do really like Cheryl’s music and that’s the sort of thing I want to do.”