Geordie popstar Cheryl Cole surprised children at a school on Tyneside by turning up to judge a talent competition. The singer visited Tyneview Primary in Newcastle to see year 5 pupils who had been working on a project about Cheryl's rise to stardom.
To mark the end of the school year, the pupils were singing and performing a dance routine to her No1 hit Fight For This Love.
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