Cheryl Cole doesn't read books.

The 30-year-old freely admits to having a short attention span and struggles to make it the end of novels, including steamy, erotic page-turner 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

She confessed to HELLO! magazine: ''I don't have the attention span to read a book. I recently tried to read a biography of Michael Jackson and lasted 16 pages. And I tried to read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and lasted 20 pages. I just get bored too easily - even with that one!''

The 'Call My Name' hitmaker is set for her busiest year yet as she returns to the panel of 'The X Factor' UK, launches her own perfume and releases her fourth album, but when she does have a rare day off, the songstress loves nothing more than to sit at home on her sofa.

Quizzed how she relaxes, Cheryl said: ''I know it sounds boring, but being at home on the sofa watching telly with popcorn and my dogs. I have four of them; two Jack Russells in Newcastle, so they are Geordies, and my two chihuahuas at home [in London].''