Cheryl Cole has revealed that although she "regrets" assaulting a toilet attendant in 2003, she was only acting in self defence.

The singer was convicted of assault after the incident in a nightclub in Guilford and had to serve 120 hours of community service.

In an interview with Q magazine she said: "As much as I regret that situation, I didn't attack someone. I defended myself. My brothers taught me: if someone hits you, you hit them back.

"That's still how I view it and that's what I'll teach my kids."