Cheryl returns to Instagram after one-year hiatus with smiley selfie

Cheryl Tweedy on the blue carpet at The Global Awards at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Cheryl Tweedy on the blue carpet in 2019 (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Singer Cheryl has returned to Instagram after more than a year away with a sultry selfie celebrating reuniting with her ‘glam squad’.

The 'Call My Name' star, 37, rarely posts on social media with her last Instagram post being shared on June 2, 2020, marking a ‘blackout’ as part of an online protest over the death of George Floyd.

But checking in with fans, Cheryl has returned sharing two pictures from an unknown shoot.

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In the first snap, Cheryl is smiling at the camera in an oversized shirt, while in the second she can be seen in a full-length mirror surrounded by stylists and her make-up team.

Among the group is Anna Hughes-Chamberlain and hairdresser Larry King.

She simply wrote alongside it: “'We back. **all covid tested”.

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Followers and celeb pals alike were quick to celebrate her return to the internet, with her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh writing “there she is” alongside a heart-eyed emoji.

A similar sentiment was made by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole, who named herself after the pop icon.

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Alesha Dixon also sent her love, writing: “Missed you”.

Cheryl was last in the public eye back in January 2020, starring as a dance captain on BBC’s now-axed competition series, The Greatest Dancer.

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Since lockdown, Cheryl has been focusing on raising her son, four-year-old Bear, who she had with ex-boyfriend Liam Payne.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** Cheryl and Liam Payne attend The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Cheryl and Liam Payne attend The BRIT Awards 2018 (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The couple keep the toddler away from the public eye, and have never posted his face publicly.

However, the performer has teased her return to pop music after being announced as a headliner for Mighty Hoopla festival in south London this September.

She’ll join the likes of Eve, Atomic Kitten and Gabrielle at the event.

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