Cheryl Cole is to publish a book revealing ‘intimate’photographs of her life – and the singer will decide herself how much to feature her estranged husband Ashley.

My World, the ‘first official Cheryl Cole book’, will chart the singer’s rise from a wannabe pop star to her transformation as an X-Factor judge who has been hailed as a style icon.

Those behind the book promised it will be ‘packed full of previously unseen photographs from Cheryl’s own personal collection of favourites, together with dozens of stunning and exclusive new images’.

Asked whether pictures of Cheryl’s husband will be among them, a spokeswoman for publishers Transworld simply said My World will feature ‘all aspects’ of her life and Cheryl is currently making her photograph selection.

Cheryl said: “I think looking at pictures is a bit like listening to music – it reminds you of what was happening and how you were feeling at certain times in your life.

“Sometimes I look at old pictures and I can’t believe that was me. I think we all do that. I went through a phase of being a bit tomboyish when I loved trainers and Timberland boots and baggy trousers. I had pink streaks in my hair at one point, but I was experimenting and at the time I liked it.

“I can look at photos and straight away they’ll bring back loads of memories. That’s really why I wanted to do this book, so I could choose pictures that mean something to me and tell the stories that go with them.”

The book will be published in a ‘lavishly illustrated’ hardback format by Bantam Press on September 30.