Take That star and Chezza are mates

X Factor judge Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole, 28, became good pals when they both
climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Sport Relief in 2009.

Now they’ve been meeting up at 40-year-old Gary‘s house to rehearse songs for a Children In Need show next week in Manchester.

Cheryl hasn’t done much TV this year at all and it has been a while since she sang live on stage,’ a source tells The Mirror.

‘She has been busy in the studio working on her next album so her voice is in good condition but she wanted to get some serious time together with Gary before next week.

‘They will have a big section together on stage at the MEN. It is going to be special.’

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