Tinchy Stryder will support Cheryl Cole on her first headline tour.

The 'Bright Lights' singer will open for the 'Call My Name' hitmaker on the dates for the 'Million Lights Tour' in October, joining artists including will.i.am and Wretch 32 who are rumoured to be appearing.

Despite a string of number one songs in the UK, Cheryl has never had a headline tour, previously only acting as a support for will.i.am's band Black Eyed Peas.

It will not be the first time Tinchy has opened - he previously supported Akon and Rihanna in their UK shows.

He recently revealed he would not be rushing his two albums 'Full Tank' and 'End of Life on Earth' as he wanted to make sure all of the songs on it were perfect.

He said: ''I don't feel like rushing albums, I want each album to have one story. I'm always in the studio, I've recorded lots of new material recently, so I'm going to get some other songs together, and want it to sound just right.''