Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne's son Bear thinks it's "pretty cool" that his parents are famous.

The Girls Aloud star, 40, and the former One Direction star, 30, co-parent their son, who turns seven in March, and the 'Love Machine' hitmaker was stunned when she found out Bear knew his mum and dad are celebrities because she wants him to lead as "normal" a life as possible.

She told British Vogue: "The problem is that I want Bear to have a normal childhood. I don't want people recognising him on the street. But he's twigged that I'm famous. The other day he said, 'How lucky am I to have famous parents?' I said, 'It doesn't matter.' He goes: 'Yeah. But it's pretty cool.'"

She gushed: "Bear is delicious and not a baby anymore. We blinked and we're here almost seven."

Cheryl and the other surviving members of Girls Aloud - Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh - have just announced a greatest hits reunion tour for next year, marking 21 years since they and the late Sarah Harding won 'Popstars: The Rivals'.

The 'Fight For This Love' singer revealed they had been discussing the plans for some time but put the idea on ice when Sarah - who died in September 2021 aged 39 - was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She said in a statement: "We all started talking about the possibility of doing something to celebrate Girls Aloud’s 20-year anniversary a few years ago. The anniversary seemed like an obvious thing that we would celebrate.

"But when Sarah fell ill all priorities changed. She passed away a year before the anniversary and it just didn’t feel right, it felt too soon."

The group will use the tour to "celebrate" their late friend.

Cheryl added: "But now, I think there is an energy that does makes it feel right. It’s the right time to celebrate Sarah, it’s the right time to celebrate the band and the right time to celebrate the fact we can still do this 21 years later. That’s a big honour in lots of ways.”