The pair got together while Cheryl was going through her divorce to second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini at the beginning of 2016.I know I'm breaking her heart, but I'm not strong enough to sort myself out.

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Indeed, had opportunity not come knocking six years ago in the form of Popstars: The Rivals - the reality television show which led to the formation of Girls Aloud - things might have turned out very differently for the then Cheryl Tweedy.

Three hundred miles north of her six-bedroom, gated mansion in leafy Oxshott (complete with its own cinema - she is, after all, a WAG) lies an altogether different residence.

But Cheryl's and Gillian's convictions (of which more later) pale into insignificance when compared with the track record of their brother, Andrew, an alcoholic glue-sniffer who has clocked up more than 50 court appearances and spent a third of his life behind bars.

It is Andrew who illustrates with sobering clarity just how differently the nation's newly crowned sweetheart could have turned out.

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