30/12/2013 15:13 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cheryl Cole Shows Off Her Beach Body During South Africa Holiday

While we cosy up by the fire with more layers than you can imagine, Cheryl Cole is doing quite the opposite.

It seems Ms Cole wants to make the entire world jealous by sharing her holiday snaps on Instagram.

The singer headed to South Africa for a getaway and has been showing off her figure in a series of pictures, including one of her cuddling up to a tiny pooch. These pics make us want to start our New Years diet early!

Pictured with a blonde friend, Cheryl combined a pair of mirrored aviators with a white dress rolled down to her waist to reveal a blue bikini top. She captioned the pic: "Good friends are priceless."

Other pictures posted online included one of her swinging around a little girl on the sandy beach. Looks like someone is having a good time - not that we're jealous of anything!

Don't worry she'll be back in the UK before you know it. Apparently she is set to return to the X Factor panel alongside Simon Cowell.

Talking of Cheryl... remember when we all found out about her bum tattoo?

Check out Cheryl's holiday snaps here...