With Kimberley Walsh adding fuel to the pregnancy fire by stating that her BFF will make a brilliant mum, Cheryl Cole and her beau Liam Payne headed out for sushi in London last night. 

Unsurprisingly, the former X Factor judge's appearance sparked oodles of commentary on the supposed impending arrival of a little pop prince or princess. 


A photo posted by @supportforcheryl on

Wearing a beige, polo-neck jumper dress with tall black boots, the 33-year-old completed her look with a heavy camel-coloured coat.

Hitting celebrity hotspot Nobu, the duo turned in for the night early – also opting to shun booze for bottles of water during their meal.  

Still, some fans expressed concern that the love-birds seemed particularly exhausted; Liam, 23, had bags under reddened eyes while Cheryl also seemed tired. 

Of course, Mr Payne recently returned from a recording session in LA and may still be suffering from the effects of jet-lag. 


A photo posted by Tiffant (@tiffanyfashionid) on

He met his girlfriend of ten months way back in 2008 when he was just 14 – with Ms Cole, who is currently in the midst of divorcing her second husband – .giving the then wannabe-star a resounding 'yes' following his audition.

However, it wasn't until two years later that the One Direction singer returned to the reality TV show – and made it through to the live finals. He and his bandmates ultimately finished third in the competition, going on to become the biggest band of the last decade.