Out with the old in with the blonde..

Like an X Factor reject, that big brunette look was never going to last the distance. So Cheryl Cole has cut her losses and gone sleek. And blonder.

The singer showed off her new hairstyle  as she emerged in public for the first time since her dreams of winning over America were left in tatters.

Cheryl, who turns 28 today and will celebrate with a £20,000 party tomorrow night, is keen to forget the humiliation
of being axed as a judge from X Factor USA after four days. A friend said she was making a fresh start – and going blonde was the first step.