Cheryl Cole ain’t taking no more shit from nobody. Why Cheryl Cole is imitating Stacey from Eastenders, we can’t tell you. But be warned. She’s on the warpath. After an annus horribilis (we speak Latin, we do), Cheryl has become hardened to the ways of the world. No longer does she think it’s all hairspray and sickly perfume. Now, it’s doggie doo and bad breath.

In an interview with Elle magazine, who provide these pictures with loving grace and courtesy, she proves to be a little bit of a potty mouth. “I have taken so much shit, I’ve stopped listening to other people,” she says. “I want people to like my music but I couldn’t give a shit what they think of me. Take it or leave it. I don’t care.” Dear, dear. How could she possibly denigrate the Geordie tongue with such filth?

Look at her funny and she'll clout you

We think this may be a case of the lady protesting too much. Anyone who has to vociferously pontificate about “not giving a shit” must truthfully care a great deal about their public perception. You’d never hear Keith Richards saying anything of that sort. One glance at his leathery visage would be enough confirmation that his whole life had been a successful enterprise in “not giving a shit.”

Post-clout, Cheryl is still keeping her guard up

Anyway, here’s hoping that 2011 is a much better year for Cheryl. Because she only must’ve earned around £10 million in 2010, and now she’s signed off to America, her earnings will most likely be quadrupled. Doesn’t it just make your little heart bleed? Farewell, pet. Hopefully they'll appreciate your multifold talents over there.