Cheryl Cole has criticised Louis Walsh for taking cheques despite his ‘zero involvement’ during the beginning of her career.

The Girls Aloud star, 28, told Marie Claire magazine she’d been naive when Girls Aloud won ITV1 show Pop Stars: The Rivals, with Louis as one of the judges.

“Louis Walsh had come out publicly and said, ‘They’re all fat. They all need to lose weight’. And the record label sent us all to have training… but we were just thinking they were doing us a favour at the time. We were so deluded,” she told the magazine.

“We worked like crazy in those days. We didn’t stop for breath… We never had management. Louis claimed to be our manager, but he never did it.

“We didn’t talk to him or anything like that. He just took a cheque. Literally, we didn’t have management,” she said.

Cheryl criticised Louis for having ‘zero involvement’ with the management of Girls Aloud, and added: “Oh yeah, he took the cheques.”

The former X Factor judge also confessed she had dreamt about marrying Prince Harry.

Harry was said to have revealed his affection for Cheryl when he was reported to have told then X Factor winner Joe McElderry in 2009 he was ‘so jealous that you got to spend weeks with Cheryl’.

Asked by a fan in a Q&A session for the magazine whether she knew Harry ‘fancies you’, the former X Factor judge admitted: “I do!”.

Cheryl added: “I love Prince Harry. Actually, I had a dream last night I married Prince Harry and was a real-life princess. It’s true.”