Cheryl Thanks Her ‘Loyal Soldiers’..

Cheryl Cole has finally broken her media silence following last month’s X Factor scandal.

Yet rather than shedding any light on the events which led to her being booted off the judging panel of the American show, she used the announcement as a chance to thank her fans by describing them as “loyal soldiers”.

The former Girls Aloud singer, who is rumoured to be in line for a position on BBC’s The Voice, had nothing to say to those who had criticised her in the wake of her return from America. She also said nothing of the rumours that she is currently considering a reunion with football rat Ashley Cole…

“I wanted to talk to you all direct, and first and foremost thank you all for your continued love, unbelievable LOYALTY and support and remind you that I love you all to bits.

I have had the weirdest past few weeks… What I do know for certain is that I have the BEST, most unbelievable people out there, who I feel so lucky to call my support system. You never fail to amaze me.

I have been reading your letters and opening my prezzies… and hearing all of your kind, special and inspiring things you want to say to me.”

I feel your presence and strength always, and no matter what decision I make or what it is I’m facing, I appreciate you all more than you’ll ever know.

It also breaks my heart a little when i hear that some of you worry about me and need to know that I am ok, so I want to PROMISE you that I am absolutely fine and more than ok…You are my little soldiers and you mean the world to me. Remember what I tell you, stay strong, keep calm and carry on.”