Cheryl Cole fans brave the rain to meet her

London: Gorgeous Cheryl Cole drew hundreds of fans amid heavy rain for a book signing at a London Bookshop in Piccadilly.

Many set up sleeping bags on wet pavements on hours before she was due to appear, so that they don’t miss on the opportunity.

And the generous ‘X-Factor’ judge rewarded the fans with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Cheryl was at Waterstone’s to sign copies of her autobiography ‘Through My Eyes’, which has no mention of her former husband Ashley Cole, for 450 lucky fans.

The singer arrived with 10 minders taking no chances after Leona Lewis was slapped at a signing last year.

However, when nervous fan Jessica-May Wright, 17, burst into tears, it nearly set Cheryl off too.

“I apologised for crying and she was so sweet, saying, ‘Babe, don’t cry or I’ll cry’,” the Daily Express quoted Jessica as saying.