Cheryl Cole is secretly dating a backing dancer

Cheryl Cole arriving for the screening of 'Outside Of The Law' (Hors La Loi) presented in competition during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 21, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Cheryl Cole is rumoured to be dating one of the backing dancers for the Black Eyed Peas, and not Derek Hough, as previously thought.

The singer, who has become close to Derek and has been on several holidays with him, was reported to have fallen for the Dancing with the Stars professional.

Derek’s family have been very vocal about their relationship, claiming that he has fallen madly in the love with Cole.

However boxer Amir Khan claims that Cheryl has simply been using her new BFF as a cover, so she can happily date her real boyfriend, without any media intrusion.

“Cheryl has been more than happy to use Derek and her good friend to fool paparazzi and fans,” a source told The Daily Star.

“She has actually been dating one of the dancers.”

The insider added: “They met while she supported the band on their European tour earlier this year.”