Ashley Cole's ex-girlfriend set for Big Brother to "recover her reputation"

Cheryl Cole

Former lap-dancer Sarah Purnell wants to go on Big Brother this year to "recover her reputation", following tabloid stories about her relationship with footballer Ashley Cole. According to the Daily Star however, the single-mum will also "tell all" about her "romps" when she's in the house.

24-year-old Sarah dated the England star after her split with X Factor judge Cheryl Cole last year. She told the newspaper:: “I want to recover my reputation. I want people to see me for who I am and not just the girl who dated Ashley.”

Speaking about how the pair got together, Sarah explained: “I have seen him out in London. I saw him at Whisky Mist a few weeks ago. A few months ago I texted him by accident and he rang and we chatted.


“He never spoke about Cheryl and I never asked. But it was obvious he was at a low point. I didn’t really expect anything. I knew his track record. Cheryl Cole is one of the most beautiful women in the world. If he could cheat on her I knew he’d do it to me. I wouldn’t say a bad word about him though. He was never rude or aggressive to me.”

The news comes as it's reported that Cheryl Cole and Ashley are to reunite following the Geordie singer's X Factor axe in the states.

MORE: Cheryl Cole turns to ex Ashley after her career "goes nowhere"!

Sarah added: "Big Brother’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I just want to be a normal girl from a normal town. I’m quite a strong character so it’d work well.”

However a friend of the sports star added: “This couldn’t come at a worse time. The last thing Cheryl wants is to hear all about the sexy fun Ashley had while they were separated.”

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