If the revealing outfits she wears on the X Factor are anything to go by, Cheryl Cole is no shrinking violet.
Yet she is strangely anxious not to be seen sunning herself in a bikini at her £3.5million Surrey mansion.
The Girls Aloud star and her footballer husband Ashley told a government planning inspector they desperately needed an underground swimming pool to stop anyone spying on their ‘intimate episodes’.
The inspector, however, ruled that their wishes for a hidden pool, gym, spa and ‘plant room’ were not ‘ essential’, preventing them from proceeding with the building work.
England star Cole, 28, and his 26-year-old wife made the initial planning application for their underground swimming pool in October last year.
The Coles’ £3.5million mansion. The couple had argued that they could not use public gyms because of being subjected to ‘disturbance and aggravation’