Cheryl has remained out of the public eye since giving birth to her first child in March.
But along with being a new mum, she has been keeping busy getting herself back into shape behind closed doors.
The singer, who welcomed son, Bear Grey Payne, with boyfriend Liam Payne, has reportedly hired herself a boxing coach in her efforts to regain her pre-pregnancy physique.
Joining forces with her personal assistant’s boyfriend, Shane Collins, the former X Factor judge is throwing punches to help her feel less ‘massive’.
‘Cheryl didn’t want to have people staring at her in the gym or at classes, so Shane goes to her house,’ a source told Closer magazine.
‘Cheryl has been on a sugar-free plan, which has helped her enormously, and has managed to wean herself off the chocolate and ice-cream treats during her pregnancy.’
Despite her weight fears, her 23-year-old boyfriend Liam revealed in an interview with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw that she has already lost any extra pounds she gained while pregnant.
He said: ‘Pregnancy is hard to deal with, it’s that first pair of jeans you can’t get into and she thinks she’s massive but she’s lost everything.’
Liam also divulged that it was actually One Direction bandmate Niall Horan and music mogul Simon Cowell who first set him up with Cheryl.
He confessed that the Syco owner and Niall had ‘played cupid’ by telling him the Geordie lass had a crush on him.
He said: ‘Niall came over to me and said you’ll never guess who’s got a crush on you – Cheryl. I was saying something about (her) in Simon’s house and he said I know who the future Mrs Payne is.’
Explaining the same had been done in reverse, he continued: ‘Apparently, he really embarrassed her one day by saying, “Do you know who really really fancies you?”
‘She left the room bright red and Niall told me this whole story. They played Cupid. They are your boys.’
Ah young love…