Cheryl ‘considering documentary about her life to mark 40th birthday’

Cheryl is reportedly thinking about doing a documentary to mark her 40th birthday.

The Girls Aloud singer wants to film a retrospective of her life as she gets ready to hit the milestone age on 30 June – 20 years after she competed and won on the ITV talent competition ‘Pop Stars: The Rivals’ alongside her bandmates Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and the late Sarah Harding – looking back her pop days a telly career on shows such as ‘The X Factor’ and her recent turn on the West End stage in the play ‘2:22: A Ghost Story’.

A source told The Sun’s Bizarre TV column: “As she approaches a landmark birthday, Cheryl’s been taking a look back at her life and thinking about capturing her thoughts on film.

“There’s been a long line of other stars who’ve done the same, relishing the rare chance to give their side of the story in their own words.

“But Cheryl will only go ahead if she’s completely comfortable with what approach they’ll take and her level of input.

"It’s too soon to say which broadcaster would most likely air the show, but with competition between terrestrial channels and streamers stronger than ever it would likely spark a bidding battle.”

Cheryl’s One Direction star ex Liam Payne, 29, who has six-year-old son Bear with the singer, is also said to be producing a similar project after he appeared at the premiere of his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson’s ‘All Those Voices’ film in March.

In April, a source told The Sun: “Liam has debated the idea of doing a film for a while and has been self-documenting his career ever since his One Direction days.

“Going to Louis’ premiere in March really solidified the plan in his head.

“Last week he quietly held a few meetings with production companies in London about the project to see what they could do.

“It’s very early days but the thinking is that it will end up on a streaming service like Prime Video or Netflix.

“Liam is really proud of what he has achieved but obviously, because of his background with 1D, the boys are constantly compared to one another.

“A lot of it he is able to shrug off but sometimes things can hurt. He’s not one to mope around and hold a pity party by any means but.”