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Series 11, Episode 9 - Katy Perry, Ross Noble, Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole says she would 'consider' Prince Harry
and confirms she and Simon Cowell are now friends;
Katy Perry reveals how she kept going despite personal problems last year; and Ross Noble talks about being accident-prone.

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Cheryl Cole, revealing she is currently single and had chatted to Prince Harry at the jubilee concert party, says, "I would consider him." Encouraged by Graham who says, "It would be the best wedding ever!" Cheryl signals to the Prince, and mouths, "Call me," along with Katy Perry, who described Harry as a "Hot Ginger."

Asked if was tweeting behind The Queen's back after the concert, she, says, "I actually had to warn him as we walked on to stage. He had the phone at the ready. I'm not joking, I had to say to him 'Put that phone away right now before I kill you.'"

Cheryl confirms she is still known as 'Cheryl Cole' and hasn't dropped her married surname, "'Cheryl' really just looked better on the new album artwork. I couldn't fit the 'Cole' on."

Demonstrating their sisterly bonding, Katy interjects, "You don't need that 'Cole' honey!"

On the possibility of Girls Aloud coming back, Cheryl says, "I hope so, for a little bit. Yes. It's our 10th anniversary in November and a decade in music is a massive achievement and we all want to celebrate."

Asked if Girls Aloud had fallen out, she says, "You all go through different stages of relationships, it's human nature, but we have never had massive bust ups and we never had fallings out. I know people would like to think otherwise, but we just didn't," adding, "We socialise and hang out."

Asked if she and Simon Cowell have kissed and made up, she says, "I wouldn't say 'kissed,' but I tell you there is one thing he can kiss!" adding, "We have made up, we're friends." Talking about getting revenge on Simon, she says, "I heard a rumour that he didn't want anyone to know it was his birthday, so it was the perfect opportunity to hire a plane with a banner trailing that said, 'Simon is 52 today' and have it fly round his house 52 times!"

Talking about her fly on the wall movie Part of Me Katy says, "It's a lot of me. I still have some secrets but not many. I had no idea it would turn into a big deal of a movie in 3-D but it did. It is so exciting. You see me without makeup and you may not recognise me. I look normal! I can't always come off as the candy queen, it's real life and I think it's important for people to see the hard work in getting to this level."

"I love being on stage and even though I went through some pretty tough times last year I had to separate that because I know my problems are my problems and they are not the audience's problems. They are here to see a show and to be entertained, so I got on that lift, put a smile on my face and went up with my t*ts spinning!"

Asked if she will be doing any of the X Factor gigs, Katy says, "There's not actual paper contracts, but people have been interested in me judging other people. I would do it but I'm just not ready for it yet. Maybe in the future, I would love to."

Ross Noble, talking about one of the many motorbike accidents he has had, says "I got in the ambulance and the paramedic recognised me. I was in agony, groaning and asking for morphine and he said, 'ha ha, brilliant, do your Stephen Hawking impersonation.' So I was literally doing a gig in the back of an ambulance for drugs!"

Cheryl performs Call My Name live in the studio.

And finally, in an all-male Red Chair line-up, Graham hands over control of the lever to Cheryl and Katy who decide which foolhardy members of the audience are flipped or get to walk.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th June 2012
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Katy Perry Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Cheryl Cole Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Mike Altman Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Alan Thorpe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer


Red Chair Stories

A 'men only' edition of Red Chair stories. Cheryl and Katy are in charge of the lever.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Katy Perry, Ross Noble, Cheryl Cole.


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