Cheryl Cole's special birthday gift

From Simon. Touché

Cheryl Cole reveals in her exclusive ELLE interview (on newsstands today) that she once organised for a plane to fly over Simon Cowell's LA home with a banner that read: ‘Simon Cowell is 52 today! Ha ha ha! Love Cheryl xoxo.’

Now, he's got his own back.

Read Cheryl's full ELLE cover interview now

Pics just released from the set of the in Edinburgh earlier this week - filming fell on Cheryl's 31st birthday - reveal our cover star covering her face as a troupe of strippers stream into the audition room to entertain her.

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Cheryl's response? To join in with some moves of her own and graciously thank Simon with a kiss on the cheek afterwards.

Atta girl.

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