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Cheryl Cole wins the Woman of the Year Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square, London.

Cheryl Cole wins the Woman of the Year Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square, London.

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LONDON - FEBRUARY 18:  Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle,  Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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LONDON - FEBRUARY 18:  Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle,  Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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Most Girls Aloud rumours focus on a solo career for Londonderry-born Nadine Coyle, agreed on by most as the biggest talent of the bunch

Most Girls Aloud rumours focus on a solo career for Londonderry-born Nadine Coyle, agreed on by most as the biggest talent of the bunch

Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle

Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle

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British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole  arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Joel Ryan

British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Joel Ryan

British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole  arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Joel Ryan

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

MJ Kim

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

MJ Kim

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

MJ Kim

British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Joel Ryan

British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award  at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

MJ Kim

British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award  at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court

British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court

MJ Kim

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18:  Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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LONDON - FEBRUARY 18:  Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Tim Whitby

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18:  Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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Nadine Coyle

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has called on fans to pray for her band-mate Cheryl Cole, who is suffering from malaria.

Londonderry-born Nadine’s plea came after Cheryl was forced to pull out of judging X Factor auditions in Manchester when she collapsed at a photoshoot.

Initially she was suspected to be suffering from exhaustion, but tests confirmed she is battling malaria.

Nadine (pictured above, left, with Cheryl) has seen first-hand how serious the illness is, as her grandfather has suffered with the condition twice.

Los Angeles-based Nadine found out about Cheryl’s condition via Twitter. She tweeted: “Oh noo. You guys just told me about Cheryl I have been so paranoid about malaria my grandad had it. Let's say a wee prayer all is ok. Xx.”

Tweeting earlier in the week about her holiday in Costa Rica, Nadine said, rather ironically: “I wish someone had warned us about the Mosquitos out there. They are ruthless. 1st time to be bitten now I can sympathise.”

Cheryl (27) is being treated at the specialist tropical diseases ward of University College London hospital in central London. She is said to have contracted the illness following a trip to Tanzania with close friend Derek Hough.

Pop mogul Simon Cowell has urged Cheryl not to worry about her work commitments and concentrate on getting well.

Belfast Telegraph