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Cheryl Cole was met by thousands of fans when she arrived in Newcastle yesterday afternoon to sign copies of new album A Million Lights

Supporters of the 28-year-old Geordie camped for up to 12 hours outside Toon's HMV store hoping catch a glimpse of the star - with some travelling from as far as Nottingham.

'I've been waiting for a long time for this day because I've always wanted to meet her,' Danielle Taggart, 14, told the Daily Star. 

The Call My Name singer - who looked chic in jeans and a monochrome blouse - was so touched by the warm reception she later thanked everyone on Twitter.  

'Thanks you so much for an Amazing Welcome home !! I loved meeting you all!! Can't wait to see you on tour. #Geordieland !! X,' she Tweeted.

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