Cheryl has rubbished recent claims that she is set to split with Liam Payne and said her PDA-packed display at the BRITs wasn't a publicity stunt.

Media reports at the weekend claimed that the couple - who are parents to 11-month-old son Bear - were on the verge of splitting up, but judging by their united front at Wednesday's award ceremony, it seems that the pair are doing just fine.

The 34-year-old Cheryl vehemently denied that her loved-up appearance at Wednesday's award ceremony was staged and said the theories are "ludicrous and a bit weird."

Cheryl and Liam were very affectionate at the BRIT Awards

Taking to social media, she wrote: "Oh stop, no one cares who's been speculatively arguing or not in their relationships. Use your platform to put something productive in your columns, I opened a centre this week that could help thousands of youth!!!!".

"Oh and your 'stunt' theories are ludicrous and a bit weird."

Earlier in the week Cheryl said she is "not bothered" about speculation on the state of her relationship with One Direction star Liam Payne.

The former X Factor judge made her comments at the opening of The Prince's Trust and Cheryl's Trust charity centre for young people in her native Newcastle.