Cheryl Cole will be nursed back to health with tapes of the X Factor auditions sent by Simon Cowell. He wants to cheer up the babe as she recovers from malaria in a private hospital in London.
Simon is so convinced he has found a chart-topping female group like Girls Aloud that he wants her to see them.
Cheryl, 27, whose group Girls Aloud was formed after the five babes won TV’s Popstars: The Rivals, has said she is desperate to find the nation’s next top girl band.
Simon, 50, said he was “gutted” Cheryl missed the group of four girls who auditioned for him, Louis Walsh, 57, and guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, 31, on Saturday.
Speaking at the Manchester auditions, Simon said: “I am so sorry Cheryl isn’t here as I know it would mean so much to her to find a girl group.
“I’m going to send her a tape of the audition.”
Cheryl last night pulled out of next month’s V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park, Staffs. She will also miss the Boot Camp stage of The X Factor, with her Girls Aloud band-mate Kimberley Walsh, 27, expected to take her place.