Craig David found himself propelled back into the spotlight last year when he joined Cheryl's X Factor act Reggie 'N' Bollie on stage during the show's final. Ever since then, fans have been speculating about whether he would team up with Cheryl for a collaboration… "It keeps coming round about working with her," Craig said, during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.
"We met for the first time on the X Factor and that was about it. But as a songwriter I'm always writing songs, so if there's ever a song (she likes)."
Craig David responded to collaboration rumours during an appearance on Good Morning Britain
Asked by hosts Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins if he had sent Cheryl some of his music, Craig replied: "We've always got something in there but ultimately it's where Cheryl is going with her career and what she's doing. Right now, I'm just working on my own project."
Craig first found fame back in 2000 with his hit debut album Born To Do It. He returned to the music scene last year after a six-year hiatus. "It was a rollercoaster ride of a career as an artist. From being 17 in a council estate in Southampton, to Wembley Arena and there amazing shows and performances… then I felt like I was forcing music out," he explained.
Craig and Cheryl first met on The X Factor last year
"I moved out to Miami about six years ago, thinking that possibly that was living the dream, but it wasn't that. I realised it was about being home and being close to my family and my friends and making music and impacting people's lives."
Craig's return to the charts earlier this year was labelled a comeback by many, but he insisted he was simply working "off the radar". "You're just off the scene for a while," he said. "I was still writing as I knew I had three minutes in me somewhere."
Craig is set to release his sixth album, Following My Intuition, in September. Back in February, his single When The Bassline Drops peaked at number 10 in the UK charts – his highest position since 2007.