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Cheryl sends fans into a frenzy with new 'baby bump' photo as she steps out on date night with Liam Payne

Gemma Strong

Cheryl further fuelled pregnancy reports this week when she stepped out for a date night with boyfriend Liam Payne. The 33-year-old covered up for the evening out at Nobu on Monday in a camel coloured jumper dress and a matching coat – but fans are convinced they can see a baby bump showing through her loose clothing.

It's the first time that Cheryl and 23-year-old Liam have been pictured together since her birthday dinner back in June, and their appearance sparked a social media frenzy as people continued to speculate about those baby rumours.

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Cheryl made a rare appearance in Paris last week amid ongoing pregnancy rumours

"Ahhhh these new pictures of Cheryl. I'm starting to believe more and more she is preggers. She'd be an amazing mum," one wrote, adding: "If it's a bump then it is cute already." Another commented: "I really hope Cheryl Cole is pregnant she deserves that happiness! Just hurry up and announce it."

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Speculation that Cheryl and Liam are expecting a baby together has been growing momentum in recent weeks, but so far neither had addressed the claims. Close friend Kimberley Walsh, however, has publicly said she thinks Cheryl will make a great mum.

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Close friend Kimberley Walsh has said Cheryl will be a "brilliant mum"

"She's really happy right now. And she'll be a brilliant mum," Kimberley, who is pregnant with baby number two, told the Sunday People. "She has loads of nieces and nephews, so she's used to the madness of children."

Her comments echo those made by Simon Cowell earlier this year, when the pregnancy rumours first surfaced. "Cheryl would be an amazing mum," he told the Mirror. "I have seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she is incredible. She is very good with them. I think she is in a good place in her life right now. I had dinner with her a couple of months ago with Liam and they were great."

Cheryl and Liam went public with their romance in February, following her separation from husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.