X Factor judge and Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole is to work on solo material, a spokesman for the band has confirmed.

The spokesman told the BBC News website it was too early to say who Cheryl would be working with, but that several producers had been approached and that other band members would also “take time out” this year.

“Cheryl is going to work on some solo music – there is no release date set for this yet as she has not recorded any music,” he said.

“Her A&R people have approached various producers with the view to working with her.

“Until she has recorded music, we can’t say who will be working on the record as we can’t say at this stage what will make it past the idea stage.”

He added that other band members would be working on projects covering everything “from music to acting to beauty to fashion”.

Earlier this year Girls Aloud – who were formed on the 2002 show Popstars The Rivals – announced they had signed a new three album deal, with the first due for release in 2010.