London - At 29 she's closer in age to Minder used car salesman Arthur Daley than to Team GB's swimming bronze medalist Tom Daley.
But whaddahell, eh?
The gal's got a new date courtesy of micro-blogging site Twatter after texting the Olympic star about the finer points of, er, breaststroke...if not the crawl!
At her Chelsea penthouse apartment this afternoon the blinds were still drawn as paps lined the street hoping to be first to snatch a glimpse.
"Cheryl bags gold for sheer balls in asking out the new kid on the Olympic block," former NewsCorpse photographer Larry Tripod commented.
"Pity that Prince Harry business came to nothing, probably just as well considering he's an irreversible ginger.
"Wanna see pics of Daley's pecs as he treads water waiting for Cheryl to show off her latest bikini?"