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Cheryl Cole 'made a mistake but will need a bodyguard to fight off men'

Cheryl Cole made a mistaken in getting married too young but will now need a bodyguard to keep men pursuing her away, according to Sharon Osbourne.

The 57 year-old, who was replaced by Cole as a judge on X Factor, said the singer who announced her separation from Ashley Cole last month amid reports of his infidelity is "really really OK".

The television presenter said she expected that the Girls Aloud star would take advantage of the split and move to LA.

She told the Daily Mirror: "She's a young woman, blessed with talent and beauty, who's got it all going for her. She was talking about Los Angeles, she's keen to get back there."

She added: "She'll do brilliantly in America, they'll love her. How could you not? Look she's 26, she's got not kids and she made a mistake, time to move on. We all get one love of our life who hurts us, it's not usually the one we walk down the aisle with. Cheryl was 23 when she married Ashley. I mean, come on, they were kids. You make a great looking couple and at that age you think it's the best thing ever."

The wife of Ozzy Osbourne said she doesn't expect Cole to remain single for long.

"How many men must be rubbing their hands now", she said. "She's going to need a bodyguard to keep them all away. Cheryl's a self-made woman and should be proud of herself."

© Telegraph.co.uk