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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini helps celebrate Kimberley Walsh's hen do

Published 18/01/2016

Kimberley Walsh will marry her long-time partner at a secret location this month
Kimberley Walsh will marry her long-time partner at a secret location this month

Bridesmaid Cheryl Fernandez-Versini put her own marital woes behind her to celebrate bandmate Kimberley Walsh's final days an unmarried woman with a raucous "Last Wild Night" hen do.

The pair joined Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts, another of the eight bridesmaids, to let their hair down at London hotspot The Cuckoo Club on Friday before Walsh walks down the aisle at a secret tropical destination later this month with property developer and former Triple 8 band member Justin Scott.

Fernandez-Versini told Hello! magazine: "Kimberley is just the best friend you could wish for. I'm so excited for the wedding. It is a celebration of two people in love that we've all been a part of, and I am so excited to celebrate their love story.

"I always have fun when it comes to my girls."

But Walsh revealed her famous bridesmaid would be to blame if she was found sobbing at her upcoming wedding.

The 34-year-old confessed that Fernandez-Versini and her sisters are guaranteed to "set her off" on her big day.

She said: "I used to be good at keeping up an icy exterior but since I had (16-month-old son) Bobby, I'm so much more emotional.

"I'm slightly worried about the wedding to be honest. A few happy tears are fine, but I don't want to spend the whole day sobbing, so I'm going to have to be careful about even looking at Cheryl and my sisters, because they'll definitely cry and that will set me off."

Saucy party games and copious passionfruit martinis kicked off the jungle-themed hen do, which saw male models in animal masks act as butlers for the evening and Kara Tointon and Denise Van Outen join as guests.

The hen party played a naughty game called T**s or Tushie, where they grabbed the relevant part of their body to answer questions about how well they knew the bride and groom-to-be.

Unlike Fernandez-Versini's whirlwind marriage, Walsh and Scott have been together since 2002 and the wild night out certainly did not make the Elf actress miss her single days.

Asked whether she was nervous about getting married, Walsh replied: " More than anything, I'm excited. Tonight has made it all more real."

Read the full interview in Hello! out now.

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