Kimberley Walsh says she has spoken with Cheryl Cole and tells fans her Girls Aloud band mate is handling all the X Factor drama.
Writing in her OK! column this week, Walsh says: “You’ve probably been reading a lot of stories in the papers about Cheryl being in hiding and down in the dumps, but I’d just like fans to know that I’ve been speaking to her and she’s fine.
“Cheryl’s had a lot to deal with over the years, both personally and health-wise, so all the current press stories aren’t going to be a huge deal for her,” Walsh continued to write in the magazine.
“She’s got Will.i.am too, he’s a good friend and he’s totally got her back, which is great.”
Kimberley added that on the plus side, she’s got her friend living close by again. “I’m very protective of Cheryl and I’m a firm believer in what is meant to be will be and, from a selfish point of view,” she explains, “I’m glad I can pop round again for a cup of tea!”
A true friend. She also had a little sly dig at Simon Cowell for the way he’s dressed, cheeky Kimba!