03/07/2014 11:48 BST | Updated 03/07/2014 11:59 BST

Simon Cowell Hires Male Strippers For ‘X Factor' Judge Cheryl Cole's Birthday (PICS)

Something very unusual has happened at the ‘X Factor’ auditions - even Cheryl Cole has been left speechless.

Simon Cowell decided that Cheryl deserved a special treat as she was working on her birthday and hired a group of male strippers to surprise the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer in Edinburgh.

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Cheryl Cole pretends not to stare at the topless dancers

Before revealing themselves as strippers, the men pretended to be a band who were auditioning for the show. They then stopped singing and began ripping off their clothes and dancing in front of a shocked Chezza.

After initially giving Simon what can only be described as a death stare, Cheryl soon warmed to the strippers and stood up to dance with them before being presented with a bouquet of flowers.

Perhaps Cheryl should have noticed that Si was in a jokey mood when he posted this tweet earlier this week:

Earlier this week, Cheryl opened up about her rocky relationship with Simon, admitting that she sent him an expletive-filled text message when he fired her from the ‘X Factor USA’ panel - though she does think Si made the right decision.

“Simon was right to get rid of me. I wasn't well in the head when that was going on, so it wasn't going to work,” she said. “But he wasn't right not to tell me to my face."

This year’s panel, which includes newbie Mel B, have already scoured plenty of UK cities for new singing talent.

Cheryl held a small birthday bash on a private jet to the Edinburgh auditions, however, one of her fellow judges was notably absent.

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