No famous footballer boyfriends for Cher Lloyd, says her dad!

Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd's dad has said that there's no way he's letting his daughter date any famous footballers, unlike her mentor Cheryl Cole. In an interview with now! magazine this week, Darren Lloyd said he'd only let 17-year-old Cher date someone who he had approved of.

Cher's mentor Cheryl Cole last year divorced her footballer husband Ashley Cole after 4 years of marriage following numerous alleged affairs with a string of women.

"I'll be happy as long as she doesn't marry a footballer. Footballers are dirty rats," he told the publication. "I'm old-fashioned, so when she was 16 she asked me if she could see this guy.

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"I had to meet him and give my opinion. That was about the end of it. I told him what I thought of him to his face. I won't repeat what I said to him but I didn't see him again."

Despite the perhaps controlling nature of his actions, Darren insisted that Cher was happy with him looking out for her. "She respects my opinion and always asks before she does anything," he says. "She met another guy and they were OK for six or seven months but, in my eyes no one's good enough for any of my girls."

Cher Lloyd is currently working on her debut album, due for release in the summer.

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