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Singer Cheryl walks the runway during the Le Defile L'Oreal Paris Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion WeekGetty

New mother Cheryl has kept a low profile since welcoming baby son Bear with boyfriend Liam Payne back in March, but she made a stunning return to the limelight at Paris Fashion Week today (1 October).

The 34-year-old former Girls Aloud star pitched up to the L'Oreal fashion show and was spotted arriving at the event at The Avenue des Champs-Elysees in a stylish leopard print fur-lined jacket.

She made her catwalk debut at the glitzy event, strutting her stuff like a professional runway model in a boxy grey checked jacket styled with a black satin and lace-trim maxi skirt and matching checked boots.

Cheryl oozed sassy sex appeal as she confidently walked on the catwalk, modelling a particularly eye-catching beauty look of ombre pink-purple lips with dramatically defined eye-makeup and tousled wavy hair.

Onlookers uploaded clips of the singer from the fashion show, with one person writing: ''Our girl walking the runway like a pro!!! Go on girl!! that smile so proud of her @CherylOfficial''.

And it was no wonder Cheryl looked so happy and confident while on the catwalk - even treating the audience to a flash of her kilowatt smile when she posed at the end of the runway - as she boasted a tiny waist and svelte figure after months of gruelling workouts.

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Cheryl struts her stuff for L'Oreal at Paris Fashion WeekGetty

Cheryl – who is one of the many faces of the beauty brand – took to her Instagram stories to document the process of getting ready before gracing the star-studded catwalk.

The mother-of-one also shared a funny clip of herself fangirling over British legend Helen Mirren in one of the candid clips.

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A slimline Cheryl was seen being made up by a make-up artist in the first clip, presumably using one of the L'Oreal True Match foundations she advertises in television commercials with a pink beauty blender.

A second Boomerang saw Cheryl's tattooed hand get a manicure as she donned some statement rings including one by Saint Laurent, while the third story saw he have a friendly exchange with actress Mirren.

She wrote on the story: ''Meeting the Queen of the catwalk. Love her''.

Cheryl has only appeared in public a handful of times since giving birth to her son Bear, but seemed more than ready to walk for L'Oreal alongside Mirren and models Doutzen Kroes and Irina Shayk.

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Cheryl meets British icon Helen Mirren backstage at L'Oreal fashion showInstagram

The event may be particularly special to Cheryl as she first debuted her baby bump at a L'Oreal fashion party at Paris Fashion week last year this time.

Cheryl's boyfriend Payne previously discussed her post baby weight loss in a radio interview with CapitalFM, stating: "Pregnancy is hard to deal with, it's that first pair of jeans you can't get in to.

"She [Cheryl] thinks she's massive but she's lost everything. She's lost all the baby weight and she's like, 'Oh, I'm so big' and I'm looking at her going, 'You are insane, woman!'"

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Cheryl and Liam head for Cannes on a private jetLiam Payne/Instagram