Cheryl Cole has appeared on her third cover of ELLE magazine and the accompanying interview promises to be her most "uncensored" yet.

Cheryl is set to reveal all about X Factor's Simon Cowell and ex-husband Ashley Cole in a "raw interview about betrayals by both friends and lovers" in the forthcoming issue.

Her interview will feature the exact wording of the text she sent Simon after being controversially fired from The X Factor USA in 2011, and she will also explain why she decided to return to the show.

The Crazy Stupid Love singer oozed 60s vibes in an oversized leopard print jacket, smokey eyes and her signature big hair as she posed on the cover of the magazine.

The star took to Instagram to share her cover picture and captioned it with: "Had such a great day shooting this cover for Elle."

The issue of ELLE featuring Cheryl will be out 3 July.