This time last year, EVERYONE was talking about Cheryl Cole's supposed relationship with MC Harvey, but now the truth has finally come out after the Girls Aloud singer was issued a full apology from the magazine who published the story.

Following Cheryl's insistent denials at the time, Now magazine have admitted that the story that Cheryl and Harvey exchanged saucy emails is completely untrue, after it was revealed Harvey had been unwittingly sending them to a hoaxer posing as Cheryl.

Well that's awkward.

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The cover of the magazine - who stood by the emails last year - reads: "Sorry Cheryl, there was no romance with Harvey – we got it wrong."

They then wrote inside: "Although we said we’d seen several hundred emails, written over a six month period, apparently between Cheryl, her mother and Michael, we are now satisfied that the emails from Cheryl and her mother are not genuine. They appear to be the work of a calculated and meticulous hoaxer masquerading as Cheryl who went to great length to deceive Mr Harvey.

"We're sorry, Cheryl, for any embarrassment and upset we have caused you. We have agreed to pay Cheryl damages and legal costs."

Cheryl famously sparked a Twitter war of words with the rapper over his claims last year

She wrote: "Was this 'relationship' happening in your head @harveyofficial?! Are you smoking something?", before adding "I think I've met you once maybe twice at public events and With your wife!! #s**tjustgetsweirder."

And after the apology was published on Tuesday, she took to Twitter once again, writing: "#nowmagazine #expensivelies #muggedoff #whohaseggontheirface?"

Then posting a photo of the magazine's apology, she added: "Here you go.. #apology and I am now satisfied that you are F***ING LIARS!!!!!"


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Here you go.. and I am now satisfied that you are F***ING LIARS!!!!!

"Turns out @nicolaroberts was right #idontdoemailsidophonesexlolololol!!!," she added.

That Tre Holloway is one lucky fella.

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  • Brit Awards 2005 - Earls Court

    Cheryl Tweedy from Girls Aloud.

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    Cheryl Cole at the Fashion For Relief show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 in London.

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    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING.Cheryl Tweedy of Girls Aloud on stage at the T4 Poll Winners Party 2005 with Smash Hits, at the Wembley Arena Pavillion, north London, Sunday 20 November 2005. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Smash. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Photo credit should read:Ian West/PA

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    Cheryl Cole at the Fashion For Relief show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 in London.

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    Cheryl Cole arrives for the BRIT Awards 2008, at Earls Court in central London.

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    Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud performing on stage at the Brit Awards, held at Earl's Court in west London.

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    Judge Cheryl Cole arrives for The X Factor auditions taking place in Manchester over the next 3 days.

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    Judge Cheryl Cole arrives for The X Factor auditions taking place in Manchester over the next 3 days.

  • Children in Need 2008 - London

    Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud performing in the studio during the filming of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal 2008 at BBC Television Centre, in central London.

  • National Television Awards 2010 - Arrivals - London

    Cheryl Cole arriving for the National Television Awards 2010, at the 02 Arena, London.

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    Ashley and Cheryl Cole leaving the Cheryl Cole surprise Birthday party held at Vanilla, Great Titchfield Street in London.

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    Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud at the Julien MacDonald Catwalk Show, part of London Fashion Week. The Park Lane Hilton, London.

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    Cheryl Cole backstage at the Capital FM Studios for the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2010 held at wembley stadium in London

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    Cheryl Cole at her book signing at Waterstone's, 203/206 Piccadilly, London. The Girls Aloud star signed copies of her first book Through My Eyes.

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    Cheryl Tweedy from Girls ALoud during the Hebs Live and Loud Concert at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

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    Cheryl Cole arriving for the 2010 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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    Cheryl Cole performs during the 'BBC Children in Need Appeal 2010', annual fundraiser event at Television Centre, Wood Lane, west London.

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    Cheryl Cole at Madame Tussauds in London where she unveiled her waxwork.

  • The X Factor Finalists Press Conference - London

    Cheryl Cole (centre) with Cher Lloyd (left) and Rebecca Ferguson attending a press conference for X Factor, at The Connaught Hotel in central London.

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    Cheryl Cole arrives at the premiere of Habernus Papam, during the 64th Cannes International Film Festival, at the Palais des Festivales in Cannes, France.

  • Brit Awards 2011 - Arrivals - London

    Cheryl Cole arriving for the 2011 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud as the girl band launch the new 'KitKat Senses' bar at the Soho Hotel in central London.

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    Cheryl Cole launches her new ring, Promise, with de Grisogono at NOBU in London.

  • The Music Industry Trusts' Award 2008 - London

    Cheryl Cole arrives at the Music Industry Trusts' Award 2008 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane in central London.

  • Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2010 - London

    Cheryl Cole arrives for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square, London.

  • Ashley and Cheryl Cole Sighting - Manchester

    Ashley and Cheryl Cole spotted at Wings Chinese restaurant in Manchester, to celebrate Cheryl's 25th birthday.

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    Cheryl Cole arriving for the 2011 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Cheryl Cole arriving for the 2011 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards - London

    Cheryl Cole attends the Prince's Trust and L'Oreal Paris Success Awards at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

  • National Television Awards 2011 - Press Room - London

    Cheryl Cole in the press room at the 2011 National Television Awards at the O2 Arenea, London.

  • Elle Style Awards 2011 - London

    Cheryl Cole arriving for the Elle Style awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London.

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    Cheryl Cole on stage during the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

  • Princes Trusts Invest in Futures gala dinner

    Cheryl Cole at the Princes Trusts Invest in Futures gala dinner held at The Savoy, London.

  • 63rd Cannes Film Festival - 'Outside Of The Law' Premiere

    Cheryl Cole arrives at the premiere of Hors La Loi at the Palais de Festival in Cannes, France.

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    Cheryl Cole performs during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London.

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  • SHOWBIZ Alien

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  • Pride of Britain Awards - London

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