Walsh missing bandmate Cole

Kimberley Walsh misses Cheryl Cole since she went to Los Angeles.

Kimberley Walsh misses Cheryl Cole since she went to Los Angeles.

The singer feels as though she has lost a friend since her Girls Aloud bandmate moved to America, but insists they are keeping in touch over the phone.

Speaking in OK! magazine, she said: “I’ve seen a fair bit of the girls lately and it is a shame that’s Cheryl’s not here – I do miss her when she’s in Los Angeles as I see quite a lot of her when she’s at home. We chat on the phone but we don’t Skype or anything – I’ve never got into it and Cheryl’s a technophobe, so she’d probably struggle to set that up.”

Cheryl has been in the US trying to secure a role on the upcoming American version of ‘The X Factor’ and she recently spent $3.5m (€2.5m) on a property in California so she has permanent base when she is in the country.

The Beverley hills property, which is part of the 42-storey Century building, has four acres of private gardens, boasts a home cinema, private 74ft pool, wine cellar and is protected by 24-hour security.

Last week, Kimberley attended fellow Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding’s engagement party at members-only club The Brompton, in London.

The 29-year-old pop beauty was joined at the bash – which was held to celebrate Sarah saying “yes” to DJ Tom Crane’s marriage proposal – by third member Nicola Roberts.

Cheryl and fifth member Nadine Coyle could not attend due to work commitments.

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