Cheryl Cole has made a surprising confession about her ex-husband Ashley Cole.

In an interview with Alan Carr on his Chatty Man show – to be broadcast tonight – the Call My Name singer was asked whether Ashley had ever apologised for cheating on her.

Cheryl replied: “No, never.”

She then added: “That would have meant for him that he was wrong and justified me leaving the marriage.”

Wowser. Cheryl’s autobiography is released this week and lifts the lid on how her marriage to the footballer fell apart. The Girls Aloud star also told Jonathan Ross recently that she’d warned Ashley “to leave the country” for a couple of weeks when the book hits the shelves.

She said: “I just thought it would be nice that I gave him the heads up so he can leave the country two weeks before.” Eek. As far as celebrity autobiographies go, this one’s set to be a brilliant read! RM