Cheryl Tweedy has sparked speculation she has recorded a duet with Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts.

Cheryl, Nicole Roberts and Naughty Boy (c) Instagram

Cheryl, Nicole Roberts and Naughty Boy (c) Instagram

The pair sent their fans into overdrive by posing for a picture with producer Naughty Boy, and sharing a video of them singing in a booth on Instagram.

Alongside the photo of the trio, Nicole wrote: "I never say this but just for this one time - watch out !! (sic)"

It comes after Naughty Boy revealed he was heading into the studio yesterday (31.01.18) to put the finishing touches to his song for Cheryl.

The 'Runnin' hitmaker previously revealed he teamed up with the brunette beauty on a track for her new record, which will be her first since the arrival of her little boy Bear - whom she has with boyfriend Liam Payne - in March.

The 33-year-old record producer - whose real name is Shahid Khan - said he can't wait for the 'Call My Name' hitmaker's fans to hear the "great" track they've produced together.

He said: "She is a lovely girl. We have recently met and we have written a song for her new album and we are really happy.

"She is her own entity and she is in a good place.

"People are wanting her to come back and hear what she can do next."

It comes after Rak-Su were spotted with Cheryl and Naughty Boy at the same recording space.

The X Factor champions - made up of childhood friends Mustafa Rahimtulla, Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland and Myles Stephenson - already collaborated with the producer and Wyclef Jean on 'Dimelo', and were an instant hit with Cheryl when they were on the talent show.

Cheryl last released music in 2014 in the form of her 'Only Human' album, and to make sure she comes back with a bang, Cheryl recruited Naughty Boy.

It was previously revealed the brunette beauty had kickstarted her return to the music industry when she registered a new song entitled 'That's My Song'.

Her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts was listed as a songwriter, alongside Triple 8 band member Iain James.

And Cheryl has also been in the studio with Afro-beat producers Team Salut.