Kimberley Walsh returned to TV today for the first time following the death of her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding.
The 39-year-old singer resumed presenting duties alongside co-host Gethin Jones on Morning Live, and revealed being there was the ‘best distraction,’ after the death of singer and long-time friend Sarah.
Sarah, 39, died of breast cancer earlier this month after she was diagnosed with the illness in August last year.
Kimberely said: ‘It’s been a really, really tough few weeks and, you know, it’s still tough but I needed to just take that bit of time.’
‘It’s nice to be out though,’ she added. ‘And I’m really happy to be here and it’s the best distraction, so, yeah, I’m looking forward to it.’
When the news first broke of Sarah’s death, Kimberley was one of the first members of the group to share a touching tribute to her late friend online.
In a series of throwback pictures, the singer wrote: ‘Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear.
‘Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world. Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard.’
In late June, Kimberley said that she was ‘focusing on being there’ for Harding.
In an interview with OK!, she explained: ‘She’s literally a superhero for dealing with what she’s going through and managing to release her book.
Sarah’s other band mate Cheryl recently pulled out of performing at Birmingham Pride.
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