Simon Cowell ‘tells Cheryl to stay single’

41284, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Saturday June 5 2010. Simon Cowell stops to sign his autograph on a girls vest after the Britian's Got Talent final in London. The BGT judge left the comfort of his car to sign the side of a limousine and a young woman's vest top both of whom were promoting the charity DebRA and England in the World Cup. Simon Cowell had been at ITV studios watching the acrobatic act 'Spelbound' win the 2010 Britain's Got Talent competition which he was judging alongside Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. Photograph: Jesal Parshotam, Ringo,

Simon Cowell wants Cheryl Cole to forget about guys as she struggles to recover from malaria, it’s claimed.

Various reports have linked the X Factor judge to Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am and dancer Derek Hough since she split from husband Ashley Cole.

But it’s claimed her boss on the ITV talent show wants her not to focus on her work.

‘A source’ told Reveal Magazine: “Simon has had serious words with Cheryl and gave her a list of things she needs to sort out.

“He’s demanded that she puts her love life on hold he feels Derek is a distraction that she simply doesn’t need. Derek is always hanging around on set with her and Cheryl is constantly trying to keep him happy.”

And Cowell reportedly wants her to speak to someone about getting her life and health back on track. The insider told the gossip mag:

“Simon wants Cheryl to accept more help, rather than try and battle on by herself. He told her everyone in the US has a lifestyle guru and that he will get someone to work with her.”

Chezza is expected back on the X Factor later this year but until then is reportedly being ‘nursed’ by Derek Hough.