Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne make loved-up red carpet debut

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne couldn't have looked happier as they made their first high profile public appearance together on Monday night. The couple appeared truly loved-up as they made their red carpet debut at the Global Gift Gala at the Four Seasons hotel in Paris.

The former Girls Aloud singer was glamorous as ever in a pink Elizabeth and James cut out gown with her hair slicked back into a half-up do, while Liam donned a smart suit and collarless shirt for the occasion.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne made their red carpet debut in Paris

The 22-year-old couldn't keep his eyes off Cheryl as he supported her at the event, where she was presented with the Global Gift Philanthropist award by Eva Longoria. Liam whispered into his girlfriend's ear and smiled as he placed his arm around her waist.

The couple had arrived in Paris on Monday morning, prompting speculation that they would make their public debut later that day. It is expected that following Monday's ceremony the couple will continue down to the south of France for Cannes Film Festival, which begins on Wednesday.

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Liam whispered into Cheryl's ear as they posed for photographers

Cheryl and Liam's relationship appears to be going from strength to strength since it first emerged they were dating in February. The couple have since spent a lot of time together in Los Angeles while Cheryl recorded her new solo album. There they met up for dinner with music mogul Simon Cowell, who said the new couple were "madly in love".

"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form," Simon told The Sun. "They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally they were so cute."

The X Factor judge also gave the new couple his seal of approval, explaining: "But importantly they both seemed very happy and very relaxed. I'm happy for them."

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