Matthew Morrison thinks Cheryl Cole is ''beautiful''.

The 33-year-old actor - who is currently dating Renee Puente - was pleased to meet the Newcastle-born beauty on the set of their new movie 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' because he had heard so much about her during his trips to the UK.

He said: ''I'm usually good with accents, but it did take me a second [to understand Cheryl]. It was actually really refreshing to meet her, because as someone who comes to London a lot, you can't leave there without hearing about Cheryl Cole - she's everywhere.

''So it was great to have a conversation with her as a human being and to get to know her. She was lovely... and so beautiful.''

Matthew also revealed his lifestyle changes dramatically when he is in the UK because he loves going out on the town with his friends.

He told more! magazine: ''What's funny is that In America I'm such a homebody. I love cooking and being at home and that's my 'me' time.

''But I've acquired this group of friends from all of my trips here, so when I come over to the UK, we'll always go out and paint the town red. I love it. There's something about this place that makes you want to drink alcohol.''