Cheryl Cole, not happy with being loved by everyone in the country (except toilet attendants), has launched a solo career. After venting her fears of failure on X Factor - her convenient advertising platform - as well as in the papers, she took the plunge on October 19.

Just weeks after its release her single, Fight For This Love became the fastest selling of the year, with 290,000 sales (next closest being X Factor's Alexandra Burke's 185,000). After getting her album to the number one spot on November 2, Cheryl's looking well positioned for a Christmas number one. A video of her dressed as a sexy Christmas elf, then? Perfect.