Cheryl Cole jets off on holiday with Derek Hough X-Factor judge Cheryl Cole has jetted off on holiday to Tanzania with her dancer pal Derek Hough. The US dancer reportedly surprised Cole, 26, with the trip and only told her where they were going when they arrived at London's Heathrow Airport. Cheryl, who split with hubby Ashley earlier this year, has grown closer to Derek, 25, over the past few months after working with him in the video for her single Parachute. According to UK newspaper Daily Mail, Cheryl hugged her assistant goodbye before boarding the flight with the dancer. Derek's stepdad recently revealed that Derek is smitten with her. The pair will be spending a short trip in Tanzania before Cheryl has to return to the UK for the next round of X-Factor auditions.