Cheryl Cole thanked her dentist after receiving an award for Woman Of The Year.

The X Factor star, 26, scooped the title at the Glamour Women Of The Year awards for the 12 months during which she ditched footballer husband Ashley Cole.

Cheryl, who dazzled in a light pink Julien Macdonald mini-dress, joked: "Four or five years ago I'd never dreamt I'd be here amongst so many glamorous women - one person I definitely have to thank is my dentist so thank you very much."

Earlier, the Girls Aloud star, who attended with her mother, quipped that it had taken all day to get ready.

The One Show host Christine Bleakley, who's been at the centre of a tug-of-war between ITV and the BBC, cemented her on-screen status with the title of Presenter Of The Year. Later, she said of reports that she was jumping ship to ITV: "I'm very happy where I am. There's been a lot of speculation."

Pregnant X Factor judge Dannii Minogue won TV Personality Of The Year, but wasn't able to attend the ceremony at Berkeley Square Gardens in London.

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl star Billie Piper was named UK TV Actress Of The Year while Florence And The Machine took Band Of The Year. Lily Allen bagged Solo Artist Of The Year and Gavin And Stacey star Ruth Jones won Comedy Actress Of The Year.

US Avatar star Zoe Saldana won the Film Actress gong while Aaron Johnson - John Lennon in the film Nowhere Boy - won Man Of The Year. Aaron's pregnant fiancee Sam Taylor-Wood, who directed him in Nowhere Boy, won the Filmmaker award.

Fearne Cotton, who hosts a Radio 1 show, is Radio Personality Of The Year, and Alexandra Burke won Best Newcomer.