Cheryl Cole chatted to her dogs on the phone

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Cheryl Cole attends a book signing for her new book 'Through My Eyes' at Waterstones Piccadilly on October 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Cheryl Cole has revealed that she used to talk to her pet Chihuahuas Buster and Coco over the phone.

The X Factor judge misses her dogs when she is away from home, but has given up chatting to them on the phone because they’re not as into it as she is.

“I don’t now because I’ve discovered they’re not interested. They don’t listen,” said Cheryl.

“That’s how I relax, just chilling out with them,” Cheryl, 27, told Hello!

“They’re only Chihuahuas so they’re only little, but they have got big personalities.”

“Buster sees himself as lord of the manor and if I’m away and my mum takes him up to Newcastle, it’s like he’s kingpin up there as well.”

“Coco’s nervous of other people so she follows me everywhere and looks to me for protection. She’s my baby.”