Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh: 'Cheryl is moving on'

Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh has said Cheryl Cole is moving on despite being dumped by the US version of The X Factor.

The singer said her bandmate has gone through much worse in recent times after battling malaria and enduring a bitter divorce with Chelsea star Ashley Cole.

'Cheryl's had a lot to deal with over the years, both personally and healthwise, so all the current press stories aren't going to be a huge deal for her,' she told The Metro.

Cheryl hasn't been seen since her exit from the US version of The X Factor and has apparently been holed up in Berkshire.

'The good thing is she's back here for a while with her family and friends,' Walsh added.

'She's got too, he's a good friend and he's totally got her back which is great.'