Cheryl Cole has launched a divorce action against Chelsea footballer husband Ashley Cole.

The Sun reports that The X Factor judge wants a quickie divorce and a ‘clean break’ from Ashley, so he can concentrate his attentions on England’s attempt to win the World Cup.

Cheryl is reported to not be seeking any financial settlement from her husband and will let him keep their £6million mansion in Surrey.

An ‘insider’ told The Sun: “Cheryl made a swift decision to put England’s World Cup dreams ahead of herself. The divorce should be finalised before England’s first touch of the ball in South Africa on June 12.”

The divorce papers cite the reason for the split as 29-year-old Cole’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

They state that the 26-year-old pop star confronted him after The Sun’s expose of his sex texting.

She asked him about messages on his phone from another woman. The documents say Cheryl ‘put it to him that he had been unfaithful’. And he ‘admitted’ it.

Cheryl’s PR Supersonic confirmed the divorce this morning, but refused to comment any further.