Cheryl and Nicola are very close

Cheryl Cole has chosen BFF Nicola Roberts as her #womancrushwednesday girl.

The X Factor judge posted a sexy picture of Nicola, 28, on Instagram yesterday and praised her for her fierce red hair.

‘#wcw goes to @lilcola #Hotginge 💛😍💛,’ Cheryl, 30, captioned the photo.

The former Girls Aloud bandmates have always been very close and Nicola is even helping Chezza work on music for her new album.

‘I have loved writing for Cheryl! So much fun!’ Nicola Tweeted at the weekend.

‘Sometimes a heavy heart has come, being a best friend & writing from that perspective for her.

‘Can’t wait for you to hear her new music.. 😻😎’

Nic didn’t select Cheryl as her own #wcw though, instead opting for Katy Perry with her newly dip-dyed green locks.

‘Woman crushing Wednesday over Katy Perry and her new Green hair 😻,’ Nicola wrote.

‘She looks so gorgeous 💚 #wcw’

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Anna Francis