Cheryl Cole in Afghanistan

Cheryl has flown to the front line to help boost the morale of the troops.

The 28-year-old star is visiting Camp Bastion in Helmand province to mark 10 years of British operations in the country and as part of the visit she is due to meet British soldiers, sailors and airmen serving in the country.

Cheryl was said to be "delighted" to be making the visit to the brave men and women in one of the most hostile environments in the world.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "Cheryl’s amazed by the courage of all those serving our country. When she was invited to go out to see them in Afghanistan, she immediately said ‘yes’."

"She thinks it’s such a great cause and they deserve all the recognition they get."

The 5ft 3in beauty has had to undergo training to deal with the hostilities, should something go wrong, and it's a move that hasn't gone unnoticed.

"I couldn’t believe it was Cheryl joining us", a solider told the newspaper.

"It’s great she’s made the effort to come all the way out here. Not only does she look amazing but it’s a pretty big gesture. It’s cheered everyone up."