Cheryl Shows Off Huge Baby Bump In First Official Pregnancy Photo

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(Photo: L'Oreal)

Cheryl has confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her 1D boyfriend Liam Payne by posing for her first official baby bump photo.

The former X Factor judge had kept schtum about her pregnancy despite rumours swirling in the press and online, but finally gave fans the statement they were after, on her own terms and for a positive cause.

Cheryl can be seen cradling her bundle of joy in a tight-fitting black dress in a group campaign image for The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris’s new three-year collaboration that aims to help the tens of thousands of young people across the UK who struggle with self-doubt.

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Depressing new figures from the charity have revealed that one in three young people lack self-belief but the inspiring programme, All Worth It, hopes to grow their confidence.

Fifteen celebrity ambassadors including Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, YouTube vlogger Marcus Butler, TV presenter Katie Piper and X Factor winner Louisa Johnson have joined forces to inspire others with their personal stories, with the charity also running a confidence training programme in 18 centres around the country and making digital learning materials available for those in need.

“Young people are currently facing more and more problems with self-confidence and we have to address these issues as a real priority,” said Cheryl. “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.”

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Both Cheryl, 33, and Liam, 23, have refused to comment on their exciting news and have both being keeping low profiles on social media.

The pair are believed to have started dating as early as 2015, after first meeting in 2008 when a fresh-faced teenage Liam auditioned for Cheryl on The X Factor. They went public last February, shortly after Cheryl announced her split from hubby of 18 months, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.