It should come as no surprise to internet regulars that Cheryl Cole leads in the net search stakes by a country mile. it seems that those who know who Cheryl is want to know what she's up to, and those who don't know who she is want to find out more about her.
It has been suggested that most of the interest generated in Mrs Cole was initially sparked by satirical websites, whose contributors turned Cheryl into a Forrest Gump type figure who became involved in every world event.
Or who offered nude pictures of her for sale.
Leading the pack in the never ending quest for outrageously bizarre Cheryl Cole stories is satirical news website theSpoof.com. Spoof writers mercilessly satirised the Girls Aloud icon in stories involving naked photographs, naked men, clandestine meetings, non-existent movie roles, duets with Susan Boyle, going for tandem rides, having affairs with all and sundry and emerging from hotel rooms in the wee small hours.
In fact, TheSpoof.com's stories prompted millions of readers worldwide to Google Cheryl Cole just to find out who it was that everybody was talking about. Accepting an award on behalf of the Spoof, Colonel Juan Tanamerra, a leading 'Chezza' satirist told an enthralled audience that Chezza had been very good to him, and that she kept him warm in bed at night, in a virtual way.
Chief Administrative Director, Mark Lowton told the audience that the plethora of Cheryl stories had been good for the site, but that he hoped that writers would move on to pastures new and start spoofing the likes of Sarah Harding and Pixie Lott.
More as we get it.