"How can I still be nervous about red carpets after 10 years.. Eeek!" she tweeted just before the Pride of Britain awards.
And Cheryl Cole even asked followers for advice in the jewellery department.
Posting pictures of earrings in the shape of disco balls, tear drops and wings, she told them to choose one.
In the event, the Girls Aloud singer ignored the consensus, picking the wings over the people's favourite – the tear drops.
It didn't seem to matter. She stole the show anyway in a floor-sweeping Victoria Beckham gown, which accentuated every curve of her enivable physique.
And teamed with her newly dyed blonde locks – that had been teased into soft curls – the songstress was simply stunning.
She has been lying low since her US X Factor troubles, but proved she is well and truly back on the scene last night.
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