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Cheryl steps out for best friend Kimberley Walsh's birthday celebrations

Gemma Strong

Cheryl was among the special guests invited to an intimate birthday meal for Kimberley Walsh at the weekend. The 33-year-old star and her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts stepped out for the celebrations at the home of pregnant Kimberley, in honour of her 35th birthday on Sunday.

A photograph shared by the birthday girl on Instagram shows the group gathered around a large table, with Kimberley and her husband Justin Scott sat at the head, and Cheryl and Nicola side-by-side. Alongside the image, she wrote: "Lovely birthday meal thanks to @love_entertaiment_ and @chakraevents. Nothing better than good food, good friends in the comfort of your own home! #pregnant."

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Kimberley Walsh shared a photograph of her birthday celebrations, with Cheryl and Nicola Roberts among the guests

Kimberley also shared a photograph of her birthday cake, writing alongside: "I'm really taking the blowing out of the candles seriously! #birthdaygirl thanks for all your lovely birthday messages."

The star certainly was inundated with wellwishes from friends, family and fans on her special day – including best friend Cheryl. She took to Instagram to share a snapshot of the pair together, with the caption: "Another birthday for @kimberleywalshofficial and another amazing year to have shared with you. From getting married to having another bambino on the way. 😍 Happy birthday babe. Can't wait to see who 😁 and what the next year brings for you. Love you more with each passing year Kimba 😘."

Cheryl had earlier shared a very sweet birthday message for her best friend

The post proved to be a big hit with fans, racking up over 47,000 likes in 12 hours. "@cherylofficial you always give the best birthday messages. Love you gals 4 life @kimberleywalshofficial happy birthday hun xx," one follower wrote, with another simply stating: "Best friend goals!"

Kimberley – whose son Bobby turned two in September - is set to welcome her second baby in just a few weeks. She announced her pregnancy in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine back in June, and revealed that bandmates Cheryl and Nicola were among the first to be told the happy news. "When Cheryl came over to visit, I couldn't keep my pregnancy a secret any longer," the star admitted. "She was so happy for us and thinks it's great to keep our family growing and that there will be a small age gap between Bobby and the new baby."

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