Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has said she would have turned down an offer to fill Cheryl Cole's judge role in The X Factor while she was sick with malaria.
The 28-year-old said it "wouldn't be appropriate" for her to have sat in for her Geordie pal despite their "similar opinions".
She added that Nicole Scherzinger, who was drafted in as Cheryl's stand in, will be "interesting to watch".
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