Cheryl Cole named Glamour magazine's woman of the year

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Cheryl Cole's status as the nation's celebrity queen was cemented today after being crowned Woman of the Year at a glitzy event.

The TV and singing star, 26, scooped the Glamour magazine award for the 12 months during which she finally ditched footballer husband Ashley Cole and has rarely been out of the news.

A host of other female talent was recognised at the fashion magazine's Women of the Year ceremony last night - which also saw an on-stage spat between host James Corden and veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

Cole attended the event with her mother, and was presented with the night's blue riband gong by heart-throb actor Jason Lewis, best known as Samantha's boyfriend Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in Sex And The City.

She told the audience: "Put me on the stage with a mic and music and I'll be there all day, but this is actually a daunting experience.

"Four or five years ago I'd never dreamt I'd be here amongst so may glamorous women, One person I definitely have to thank is my dentist. So thank you very much."

Corden and Sir Patrick shared their awkward moments after the Star Trek actor criticised the portly comedian's presenting style, and also remarked he could see his belly.

Amid mounting tension, Corden told the stage legend to get on with presenting the award and started to look at his watch.

He then countered: "You could see my belly. I can see you dying right now."

Corden ended up saying: "OK can we get a taxi really quickly please. There's an old man going home."

Sir Patrick had been presenting the Film Actress of the Year award, which went to American Avatar star Zoe Saldana.

Among the other winners were The One Show host Christine Bleakley, who bagged Presenter of the Year.

Pregnant X Factor judge Dannii Minogue won TV Personality of the Year, but was not able to attend the ceremony at Berkeley Square Gardens in Central London.

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl star Billie Piper also won UK TV Actress of the Year while Florence and the Machine took Band of the Year.

Nicole Richie, who has a clothing line, was presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year title by tycoon and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green.

Lily Allen bagged an award for Solo Artist of the Year, presented by newcomer Tinie Tempah.

Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones won Comedy Actress of the Year, with Rob Brydon picking it up on her behalf.

Up and coming actor Aaron Johnson - John Lennon in the film Nowhere Boy - won Man of the Year, which was presented by Doctor Who star Karen Gillan.

Johnson's pregnant fiancee Sam Taylor-Wood, who directed him in Nowhere Boy, won Film-maker of the Year.

Fearne Cotton, who hosts a Radio 1 show, was named Radio Personality of the Year, while Yoko Ono won an Outstanding Contribution award and Alexandra Burke was named best Newcomer.

Sportswoman of the Year went to Amy Williams, who won Britain's first solo Winter Olympics gold medal for 30 years with victory in the women's skeleton.

Other award winners included Twilight actress Anna Kendrick and Tipping the Velvet writer Sarah Waters .

Awards are voted for by readers of Glamour magazine and users of the Glamour.com website, with 50,000 votes.

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