Cheryl Cole to star in Dirty Dancing remake?

Choreographer friend Derek Hough is campaigning for Brit to get "Baby" role

Hough is up for the part of Johnny Castle, originally played by Patrick Swayze and is keen to get Cheryl to play the role made famous by Jennifer Grey.

Derek has been campaigning on Cole's behalf by showing Dirty Dancing's new choreographer, Kenny Ortega, footage of the Geordie dancing, to prove to him that she could do it.

Cheryl looks set to make a move into acting.

It was recently revealed that the star has landed a role as a talent show judge in film "What To Expect When You’re Expecting", starring Jennifer Lopez and a part in popular TV show Glee.