Cheryl Cole's new two-bedroom luxury Beverly Hills apartment boasts three luxury bathrooms, a home cinema and an outdoor swimming pool.

The palatial $5 million property overlooks the infamous Avenue of the Stars in one of the most prestigious addresses in Hollywood was originally part of a Five Star hotel.

A local estate agent said: "Cheryl has great taste. She is moving into the most prestigious address in the whole of Los Angeles."

Cheryl, 28, originally bought the property in March when she was contracted to star on the US 'x factor' and although she has since left the show, the pop star loves Los Angeles so much she decided to go ahead with the purchase.

A source said: "Cheryl bought The Apartment back in March when she was still on the US 'X Factor'. But she loves LA and when the TV show didn't work out decided not to renege on her offer but use it as a base for her music career."

Although Cheryl has called off her reconciliation with ex-husband Ashley Cole amid claims he had sex with a flight attendant just days before the pair reunited, the soccer star recently purchased a $3.2 million home in the city where he hoped the pair could "make a new start".