Cheryl Cole`s pals worry as love-split anniversary nears

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 14:14 PM IST

London: As the one year split anniversary of Cheryl and Ashley Cole nears, friends of the reality show judge have expressed worry about the star`s health.

Their warnings come as the X Factor babe faces her first Valentine`s Day without her 30-year-old ex-husband.

`Girls Aloud` bandmate Kimberley Walsh has admitted being terrified about the strain on her pal.

"I do feel a bit protective. I don`t like the fact she`s so trapped sometimes, trying to go out and about. There`s not a great deal you can do about it but it frustrates me," the Daily Star quoted her as telling Cosmopolitan magazine.

"Everyone deserves a little bit of freedom and she doesn`t have that," she said.

The concerns come after a tough year for Cole in which she split from Ashley and battled malaria.