Sitting pretty at the top of the singles and album charts, Cheryl Cole has proven she has conquered the pop world with the help of reality TV. She knocked her X Factor protégé Alexandra Burke off the number one spot in the singles chart with Fight For This Love. On Sunday her debut solo album 3 Words also topped the charts prompting rival judge Simon Cowell to ask her to join his record label. High praise indeed. Here's how Mrs Cole overcame adversity and rose to the top.