After months of silence and speculation, Cheryl has at last confirmed what the rest of the world already knew by showing off her huge baby bump in an official photograph for the first time.

The 33 year old former ‘X Factor’ judge was pictured in a group photograph at a recent event for The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris aimed at raising young people’s self-confidence. In the campaign image, which also features TV personality Katie Piper and acting legend Dame Helen Mirren, Cheryl can be seen standing side-on with her bump in profile.

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For many months now, despite appearing in public with her ever-growing belly, Cheryl has refused to officially comment one way or another on whether she and her boyfriend, former One Direction singer Liam Payne, are expecting a baby together.

Cheryl has been dating the 23 year old star, ten years her junior, for roughly a year. Recently, they’ve both been keeping a low profile online, with her account being almost completely inactive for five weeks and Liam’s recently going quiet too.

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About the charitable campaign entitled All Worth It – which is, after all, what she was there for – Newcastle-born Cheryl said: “Young people are currently facing more and more problems with self-confidence and we have to address these issues as a real priority.”

The charity and beauty brand have teamed up in response to alarming research that claims a third of young British people have no belief in themselves. 15 public figures and inspirational ambassadors have teamed up to reverse this trend, and they include former ‘X Factor’ winner Louisa Johnson and YouTube vlogger Marcus Butler.

“My hope is that this partnership will help young people feel accepted and valued for who they are and make sure that they get the support they need to make the most out of life,” Cheryl continued.

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