Cheryl conned by fake viral video of Italians singing her song in quarantine

Cheryl has been conned by a fake viral video.

The singer, 36, was overcome with emotion when she saw a clip of Italians – who are in a countrywide lockdown in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic – standing on their balconies belting out her 2009 hit Fight For This Love.

Alongside the video, the tweet read: “A whole neighborhood in Italy is singing Fight For This Love by Cheryl while they’re on lockdown and self-quarantined. #COVIDー19.”

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After Cheryl saw the clip, that has been circulating on social media, the mother-of-one retweeted the footage and penned: “I’m not crying,” she also illustrated her message with a crying emoji.

However, Cheryl was fooled as the clip was made by tricksters who had dubbed a live version of her song with fans singing over the top of the footage of the Italian street.

Some fans replied to Cheryl's tweet laughing at her expense, with one writing: "you…. you do know this isn’t real don’t you, hun?!"

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Others added: "Omg Cheryl. Babe this isn’t real. God bless you x" and "Ohh dear…. it’s not real luv."

Cheryl is not the first star who has been caught out by this joke as Katy Perry and Madonna were also hoaxed with the same clip and their music over the weekend.

Likewise to Cheryl, after seeing the clip Katy retweeted it and wrote: “You cannot break the human spirit. We are one in this.”

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Madonna similarly re-posted the video alongside a supportive message on the micro-blogging site saying: “Let Us All RISE UP. everywhere around the world!!”

It is estimated up to 10,000 people in the UK are infected with coronavirus, which affects the respiratory system, causes a fever and a cough.

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