"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, saying: "HELP!! I'm overwhelmed with glamour.. Feeling very very spoilt ;) which earrings should I wear tonight?".
Posting pictures of earrings in the shape of disco balls, tear drops and wings, she told them to choose one.
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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.
Joining Cheryl were her Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.
Nicola opted for a girlie pink, layered Luisa Beccaria prom dress, whilst Kimberley was sultry in a plunging black Blugirl by Blumarine black maxi.
X Factor judge Tulisa went for a more flirty look in a Renaissance-print mini dress.
Abbey Crouch and Coleen Rooney both attended without their respective footballer husbands Peter and Wayne.
Peter's wife showed off her impressive post-baby physique in a black one-shoulder dress with spike detail.
Meanwhile, whilst Littlewood's ambassador Coleen was loyal to her employer in one of their little black dresses.
The Saturdays, including pregnant band member Una Healey, ramped up the glam factor in mini-dresses.
And another girl group were have a mini reunion. Emma Bunton and Mel C of the Spice Girls were present, after tweeting in excitement ahead of their night out.