In a shocking interview with Now Magazine Harvey revealed that he was involved in a fling with the nation’s sweetheart Cheryl Cole. Though it was reported that Cheryl was dating dancer Dereck Hough after her break-up with Ashley in 2010, Harvey revealed that they were actually together at the time, although Cheryl has denied the whole thing on Twitter.

Now we know how you guys love lists, so we thought we’d take a look at what these two bad boys have in common and why we think Harvey is probably not telling porkies.

1.Addicted to serial cheaters

Both men are serial cheats and were both married when they had scandalous affairs. Harvey’s marriage to Alesha Dixon was cut short when he was caught red handed in bed with Javine Hylton, who he also later cheated on. Ashley is also unable to keep his pants on and was rumoured to have cheated with a hairdresser, a soccer club secretary and various glamour models whilst he was in a relationship with Cheryl. Talk about sticking to what you know…

2.Can’t keep her hands off a footballer

Ashley Cole is one of the most famous Premier League footballers in the UK, and though Cheryl had a hard time being his WAG, we reckon she loved all the fuss that was made over her and her numerous sob stories. So it’s no surprise that her newly, alleged love interest Harvey is also a footballer, though a non-league player. Football is football right?

3.Loves herself a music man

Harvey has had a successful music career with UK Garage collective So Solid Crew. But he’s not the only one who can rock the mic as Ashley was reported to have met up with Jay-Z to talk about a possible music career. Though that was last June and so far nothing has come of it. We all know Cheryl is a big fan of urban music and maybe she just needed someone else to show off her street dance moves to.

4.Loves bad boys

Both men have had their run-ins with the police. In August 2008 Harvey was arrested after a row with his ex fiancée Javine Hylton, who he allegedly threatened. And Ashley, well Ashley’s no stranger to the law. The 31-year-old has been convicted of a speeding offence, was held by police for swearing at them in 2009 and even shot a student last year! Cheryl certainly does like herself a bad boy.

5.Cheryl loves that chocolate

And no, we don’t mean Cadburys. Like Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole seems to have taken a liking to black men. Besides Harvey and Ashley Cole, Cheryl has also been linked to Black Eyed Peas front-man  Will.I.Am and singer Taio Cruz. So in her own words, Harvey is right up her street.

And there you have it, five reasons why we think Cheryl Cole would  let MC Harvey do the dirty. All we have to do now is wait for Harvey to leak those saucy emails he’s been banging on about.

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