Kimberley Walsh say she's glad Cheryl Cole got the boot - because she wants to spend time with her!

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Cheeky Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has revealed that she's glad Cheryl Cole has been given the boot on The X Factor USA, saying that it means she can now go around and a cup of tea with the Geordie singer! Writing in her OK! column, Kimberley also said that Cheryl was fine despite reports.

It was confirmed yesterday that Cheryl Cole would be replaced on the US show by Nicole Scherzinger, ending weeks of speculation.

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Kimberley said: "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."

The Girls Aloud star, who walked out of the Xtra Factor after Cheryl's axe, continued: "The good thing is she’s back here for a while with her family and friends. She’s got Will.i.am too, he’s a good friend and he’s totally got her back, which is great."

She added: "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, I’m glad I can pop round again for a cup of tea!"

These two are so cute together!

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