Cheryl Cole has revealed that she "embarrassed" herself when she met Beyoncé.

The Girls Aloud star, who says she's huge fan of Mrs Carter, revealed that she had an awkward encounter with Miss B backstage at The X Factor.

Speaking to MSN, Cole said: "I love how Beyoncé is empowering as a woman. She's positive and she's about sisterhood and that's quite rare these days I think.

"I always looked up to her, in Destiny's Child she was my favourite."

Cole added: "I haven't seen her since, but that's okay - that one time was enough for me. I totally embarrassed myself - I'm sure she doesn't want to see me again."

Cheryl is rumoured to be taking a six-month break from the music industry, while Beyoncé is currently touring around the world for her Mrs. Carter Tour.