Why Cheryl Was The Talk Of The Pride Of Britain Awards Despite Her Absence

In the middle of those 'pregnancy' rumours, Cheryl's BFF Kimberley Walsh was put on the spot at the Pride Of Britain Awards...

Last night saw the Pride Of Britain Awards, and as usual a number of celebrity favourites turned out for the event.

But there was one familiar face that didn’t take to the red carpet this time around. We are, of course, talking about our Cheryl.

See: Kimberley Walsh Is ‘Really Happy’ For ‘Pregnant’ BFF Cheryl

The star is still being plagued by ‘pregnancy’ rumours, with neither herself or her One Direction beau Liam Payne speaking out to officially confirm or deny the claims.

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Cheryl at her perfume launch last week…

So it’s understandable that her absence from the charitable ball got a few tongues wagging, particularly as she didn’t offer a real explanation for missing out.

Making a rare appearance on her Twitter account, Cheryl only shared her sadness at the fact that she couldn’t make it to the star-studded bash.

The former X Factor judge wrote: ‘Gutted I couldn’t make the #prideofbritain awards tonight. One of my favourite awards!. Good luck to all the nominees you’re all amazing’.

But Cheryl’s BFF and former bandmate Kimberley Walsh did take to the carpet, showing off her own blossoming baby bump in a floor-sweeping glittery dress.

See: Kimberley Walsh Says BFF Cheryl Will Be A ‘Brilliant Mum’

Kimberley Walsh Pride Of Britain

 

Of course, it didn’t take long for the Girls Aloud star to be quizzed on her friend’s situation, with The Mirror reportedly questioning whether she was banned from discussing Cheryl’s rumoured ‘baby’ news.

Apparently, the mum-to-be told them: ‘It’s not that I’m not allowed [to talk about it]. It’s just that she’s my best friend. I don’t want to talk about her … anyway.’

Sounds pretty fair, no?

Pride of Britain Awards, Grosvenor House, London, UK - 31 Oct 2016

See: Nicola Roberts Refuses To Comment On Those Cheryl Rumours

The Mirror have reported that they told Kimberley to pass on their congratulations to the star, to which she allegedly replied: ‘Thank you.’

Eep. We don’t know about you, but we can’t help imagining how gorgeous Cheryl would look in a flowing maternity frock…