Back in 2010 there were a number of rumours that dancer Derek Hough and singer Cheryl Cole were dating, after the two worked together for the video to Cheryl's hit song Parachute. Now, Derek has confirmed that he and Cheryl did date and says that they are still close friends.
Hough told the Daily Mail, "We dated for a while. Absolutely we are still friends, we are still very close. I don't speak about my time with her because I think often in this culture people take advantage of their friendships. I've never spoken about her because her friendship is important to me."
Derek then went on to talk about Cheryl's new boyfriend Tre Holloway, who is also a dance, "I haven't met her new boyfriend but I have heard he's a great guy. I'm not sure she has a thing for dancers but let's say she definitely goes for creative types," he added.
Derek Hough stars in the US reality television series Dancing with the Stars and it seems that he could be ready to head to the UK to star in Strictly Come Dancing. Derek tweeted, "Had some great meetings in London with the BBC for the future."
Would you like to see Derek Hough swapping Dancing with the Stars for Strictly Come Dancing?