Kimberley Walsh has a big fan in Noel Gallagher.
The 31-year-old singer was told by the former Oasis guitarist that she is his favourite member of Girls Aloud when the rocker tried to book the girl group for the upcoming Teenage Cancer Trust charity concerts.
Noel couldn't get the five-piece - also comprised of Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts - to play because the date clashed with their reunion tour but he did tell Kimberley she was the best member.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, she said: ''The Girls Aloud tour is around the same time so we couldn't make it work (to play). I'm gutted that we can't do it.
''Noel called me out of the blue. It's great that he's involved and is arranging it. It was exciting to speak to him. I was like, 'Really?' He said I was his favourite (Girls Aloud member) and Sarah wasn't very happy about that.
Kimberley has really enjoyed hooking up with the girls again following their self-imposed hiatus and insists everyone has been having fun as they prepare to kick-off their 'Ten - The Hits Tour'.
The 31-year-old star - who has just released a solo album 'Centre Stage' - said: ''It's always fun with the girls. We all know our stuff, we are just perfecting it, getting it to the best level. There is a lot of banter ... We have a choreographer and creative director who have sorted the stage set and visuals. We're happy with that.
Then we get into outfits and dance moves. And we have to try to remember all the words to the songs.''