Cheryl defends Liam Payne over backing dancer 'flirtation': Defiant star pens supportive post in response to THOSE snaps amid 'relationship woes'

  • The Strip That Down hitmaker, 24, was pictured with his dancer Chloe Ferns
  • Her fiancé Darren McNiven defended his partner in a post hours later
  • Cheryl, 34, confirmed the duo are headed on holiday following reports he was whisking her on a 'make or break' trip amid relationship woes between the pair

Cheryl has taken to Twitter to throw her support behind boyfriend Liam Payne, after he was pictured looking cosy with his backing dancer. 

The 33-year-old Fight For This Love singer insisted the claims were 'stupid' shortly after the publication of the images as she insisted Chloe Ferns was 'an innocent colleague' while also revealing her 'long-term friend and manager was present'.  

Cheryl, who has one-year-old son Bear with Liam, also confirmed reports that he was planning to whisk her away for a 'make-or-break' holiday, shortly before images surfaced of the pop star chatting to Chloe in the Five Palm Jumeirah hotel.

Not true: Cheryl has taken to Twitter to throw her support behind boyfriend Liam Payne, after he was pictured looking cosy with his backing dancer

Not true: Cheryl has taken to Twitter to throw her support behind boyfriend Liam Payne, after he was pictured looking cosy with his backing dancer

In her lengthy post, Cheryl insisted the night out was innocent before echoing MailOnline's reports that Liam and Chloe were later joined by her business manager Lily England during the evening in Dubai.

She also referenced the image Liam posted with Katy Perry earlier in the week, amid reported she was annoyed when pictures emerged of the duo cosying up in Japan.

The songstress penned: 'I can't ignore this story involving an innocent dancer colleague of Liam's who has a fiancé and dragging them into this desperate attempt to try to cause problems between Liam and I...

'The other "mystery woman" in the story happens to be my long term friend and manager (that's embarrassing). I also happen to love Katy Perry.  Now.. off on our holiday. And the only thing we’re making are memories. And breaking is our healthy eating toodles'.  

Chit chat: The 33-year-old Fight For This Love singer insisted the claims were 'stupid' shortly after the publication of the images as she insisted Chloe Ferns was 'an innocent colleague' while also revealing her 'long-term friend' was present'

Chit chat: The 33-year-old Fight For This Love singer insisted the claims were 'stupid' shortly after the publication of the images as she insisted Chloe Ferns was 'an innocent colleague' while also revealing her 'long-term friend' was present'

Working mates: In her lengthy post, Cheryl insisted the night out was innocent before echoing MailOnline's reports that Liam and Chloe were later joined by her business manager Lily England (pictured) during the evening in Dubai

Working mates: In her lengthy post, Cheryl insisted the night out was innocent before echoing MailOnline's reports that Liam and Chloe were later joined by her business manager Lily England (pictured) during the evening in Dubai

Chloe's fiancé Darren McNiven also took to the photo-sharing site on Friday, as he shared a snap taken in bed with the fresh-faced stunner, while adding a caption reading: 'I got you G', to which she responded: 'I love you so much baby'.

Glasgow-born dancer Chloe is engaged to property developer Darren and regularly performs alongside Liam, most noticeably at this month's Global Awards. 

Since news broke it was claimed Lily was also present, with her Instagram page littered with snaps from her trip to Dubai yet the photos of her chatting with Liam are yet to be uncovered. 

In the pictures, Liam and Chloe appeared to be letting his hair down in the glamorous venue as he chatted away to the Cheryl lookalike, ahead of his Good Friday performance at Dubai's Global Village. 

 Kiss, kiss: 'The other "mystery woman" in the story happens to be my long term friend and manager (that's embarassing). I also happen to love Katy Perry. Now.. off on our holiday. And the only thing we’re making are memories. And breaking is our healthy eating toodles'

 Kiss, kiss: 'The other "mystery woman" in the story happens to be my long term friend and manager (that's embarassing). I also happen to love Katy Perry. Now.. off on our holiday. And the only thing we’re making are memories. And breaking is our healthy eating toodles'

Hitting  back: The fiancé of Chloe, the backing dancer who enjoyed a cosy night with Liam  on Thursday, has thrown his support behind her on Instagram

Hitting  back: The fiancé of Chloe, the backing dancer who enjoyed a cosy night with Liam on Thursday, has thrown his support behind her on Instagram

Darren however took to Instagram to share an image - taken in 2016 - with the adoring caption, seemingly hitting back at the night out and the shots. 

On the night out, the One Direction star was casually dressed in a simple white mesh T-shirt, which showcased his trademark tattoos, while Chloe slipped her trim physique into a black vest top and skinny denims.

MailOnline have contacted Liam and Cheryl's reps for comment. His appearance at the renowned hotspot comes as he was pictured drinking with the backing dancer, his management and a group of pals, the Mirror reports.

Hitting out: She also referenced the image Liam posted with Katy Perry earlier in the week, amid reported she was annoyed when pictures emerged of the duo cosying up in Japan

Hitting out: She also referenced the image Liam posted with Katy Perry earlier in the week, amid reported she was annoyed when pictures emerged of the duo cosying up in Japan

Happy days: In her lengthy post, Cheryl insisted the night out was innocent before echoing MailOnline's reports that Liam and Chloe were later joined by her business manager Lily England during the evening in Dubai

Happy days: In her lengthy post, Cheryl insisted the night out was innocent before echoing MailOnline's reports that Liam and Chloe were later joined by her business manager Lily England during the evening in Dubai

A source told the publication: 'Liam was on great form. He looked really happy and chatty. He wasn’t drinking too much, but he looked like he was really enjoying himself. He arrived at around 6pm and was still there partying at 9.30pm.

'Liam was out celebrating a successful stint in Tokyo with lots of his team, including members of his management team, a few of the dancers and some of the people working in production for his set.

The onlooker added: 'He’s been working flat out recently so it was a rare chance for him to relax with a group of friends.'

The happy couple: Chloe and the property developer frequently display their love on social media

The happy couple: Chloe and the property developer frequently display their love on social media

It was revealed by MailOnline that Liam would whisk Cheryl and their one-year-old son Bear to a secret location next week.

A friend of the couple said: 'This is make or break time. 'Their relationship has been in serious trouble for several weeks and Liam feels a holiday together with Bear will do them the world of good.

'He's kept the location a closely guarded secret and only Cheryl and their closest family know where they're headed. One thing is certain, Liam plans to spoil Cheryl rotten for two weeks.'

Last week, Liam broke his silence on claims his relationship with Cheryl was 'effectively over' a week before the BRIT Awards 2018.

Happy days: Last week, Liam broke his silence on claims his relationship with Cheryl was 'effectively over' a week before the BRIT Awards 2018

Happy days: Last week, Liam broke his silence on claims his relationship with Cheryl was 'effectively over' a week before the BRIT Awards 2018

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Cheryl defends Liam Payne over backing dancer 'flirtation'

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