Kimberley is very close to Girls Aloud bandmates

Kimberley Walsh feels lucky to have friends like Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts.

The pregnant star – who announced in February that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Justin Scott – knows that she’ll always be BFFs with her two Girls Aloud pals.

We are [so close],’ says Kimberley, 32.

We chat all the time and we live near each other so we do pop round a lot. It’s an amazing thing, we were in a band and I know they’ll both be lifelong friends.

Not everyone can say that but I know they’ll always be in my life, I can call on them whenever.’

Cheryl, 30, and Nicola, 28, are already doting aunties to Kimberley‘s baby and it sounds like Kimberley can’t wait to do the same for them in the future.

Hopefully one day we’ll all have kids together,’ the mum-to-be says.

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Anna Francis