Cher Lloyd's husband fell for her instantly.

The 'Swagger Jagger' hitmaker - who married hairdresser Craig Monk in November last year - has revealed there was an instant connection between the pair when they went for a cigarette break together at the salon where he worked following her stint on the seventh series of 'The X Factor' in 2010.

She told the Metro newspaper: ''It's embarrassing how we met when I think about it. I went to a hair salon to get my hair done just after I got off 'The X Factor'. I wanted to go for a cigarette but I couldn't go out the front because it was swimming with paparazzi.

''He was the only one who could take me out the back. So that's where I met him.''

The 20-year-old singer was surprised that Craig, 23, was so taken with her as she wasn't looking her best at the time and insists it was him that made the first move.

She explained: ''I had a plastic bag over my head because I was getting my hair stripped so it was ginger at the time and I had taken half my make-up off because I had a pimple and spots so I wanted my skin to breathe.

''I remember he touched my arm saying, 'Let's have a look at your tattoos', but blatantly he was just touching my arm.

''I always say to him, 'You weren't looking at my tattoos. You were just looking at my arms.' ''

Cher - who married Craig in a secret ceremony last year - announced the news of their nuptials by posting a photograph of the couple on Instagram.

The pretty brunette was seen wearing a white lace wedding gown and captioned the photo with the image of a love heart.