Nicola was challenged by her best mate Cheryl (former Cole) to take the ALSIceBucketChallenge. So here she is! :
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We sat down to talk to Nicola Roberts about writing for Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh’s baby bump and how she keeps fit. Plus, find out who her TV girl crush is…
Hey Nicola, so what are you up to right now?
At the minute I’m writing for different things, but basically I’m in the studio every day writing. It’s my favourite place. It’s my favourite part of what we do.
Why do you love it so much?
It’s a nice feeling when people take the song. When you’re writing for yourself you can’t get whether it’s good, it’s just something you connect to.
You’ve been writing for Little Mix and Cheryl haven’t you? What can you tell us?
I can’t tell much because when you give the song up – it’s their thing. I’m really excited for everyone to hear Cheryl’s album though.
Do you miss the Girls Aloud gals?
I do miss touring with the girls. Making music and touring is the best part, the stuff in the middle is trivial. The girls are like your family on the road, and touring is like stability in a schedule of chaos. I was talking to Little Mix recently and they felt the same way.
You still see the girls quite a bit – who’s the best at arranging a get-together?
Kimberley, because she’s very organised.
So Cheryl’s back on X Factor soon – what can we expect?
I can’t wait, she makes an incredible mentor. I think whatever category she gets, they’ll be lucky because she puts everything into it. She is so endearing, and I know I would be happy to have her as a mentor.
Will we see a different Cheryl to the old one?
She has changed a little bit – I think we’ll see a different side
Sooo, there’s another baby on the way in Team GA – are you excited?
I’m so excited for another Baby Aloud. I feel like Kimberley is a mum already. She’s glowing. I think some people really flourish in pregnancy, and some fall apart but she has really taken to it. Her bump is really cute and neat. She just seems really happy.
Ok, moving on! Tell us a product you’re really into right now…
I love Rodial, their products are amazing. If I’m having a no makeup day I’ll carry one of their masks around. It’s got dragon venom, and as soon as you apply it, it picks your face up instantly.
Dragon venom, hey? Nice. Anything else? What about your hair?
Tamarac Ecclestone has a hair range called Show, she has this one product in a little gold bottle and it looks like perfume but it’s for your hair, but it also acts as a vitamin mask. It’s amazing but it’s a bit of a splurge.
You’ve got great hair, but who’s your hair idol?
My celebrity hair icon is Lana Del Rey, and beauty wise I like Jennifer Lawrence and I love Kerry Washington in Scandal – her make-up is flawless on that show. She is one of my TV icons.
You’ve got a great figure – what’s your secret?
I like walking the dogs. I do 100 squats while I brush my teeth –
Both morning and night?
No, just in the morning. Jesus, I don’t do them at night, too!
How about food?
I’m quite fussy about food now. I won’t eat frozen food and I like to know where my food has come from. I don’t like anything going in my body that’s from a packet. I used to eat microwave ready meals, because we were so busy, but now I like to eat clean.
Nicola Roberts is working with Lil-Lets on ‘Becoming A Teen’ – a campaign that aims to help reassure and educate young girls on the issues they face when going into their teenage years. For more information and advice please visit lil-lets.co.uk or visit the youtube.
Nicola’s done a photoshoot with Marcus Mays which is obviously for a Nandos advert if the logo on Nicola’s jacket is anything to go by. Check out these two fabulous pictures!
True or not we don’t know, but read at your leisure:
While one of Girls Aloud has got married, it’s sadly splitsville for another of the ladies.
We can reveal that Nicola Roberts has called time on her six-year-relationship with Dubai-born barman and businessman Charlie Fennell.
The pair have always been keen to evade the spotlight, but were still occasionally pictured on nights out together.
However, the couple hadn’t been seen out in public together for over a year.
And a source tells us: “ Nicola and Charlie split at the tail end of last year.
“They just kind of grew apart – they had a great run but they both felt their relationship had come to an end.
Only four people attended her secret wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7, but now Cheryl is celebrating her nuptials with her best pals.
Arriving at The Library club on Monday night, were The X Factor judge’s former Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and pregnant Kimberley Walsh in black and white outfits.
Kimberley, who is heavily pregnant with her first child, showed off her bump in a black jumpsuit and white blazer.
Nicola looked girlie in a black and white mermaid gown with her red hair flowing naturally.
Cheryl was clearly thrilled her pals were there, tweeting:
‘@NicolaRoberts @KimberleyJWalsh @FrankieRoberts8 I love you more than you can imagine!!’
Nicola Roberts appearances may be few and far between these days, but when Nicola steps out, she steps out in style.
Seen attending the most-glamorous GQ & Warner music party at celeb hot spot Shoreditch House, Miss Roberts worked a 70’s vibe and rocked a full-length, halter-neck dress in what looks like a gold woven, textured fabric. So far, so chic,
Not content with just a show-stopping maxi, Nicola added an edgy pair of Ray Ban sunnies and a tan top handle tote to complete her look.
We’re glad those infamous red locks remain as luscious-looking as ever, worn in a centre parting and blow dried into a super-straight ‘do, tying in perfectly with that top-to-toe 70’s look.
It’s pretty safe to say that there is nothing we don’t love about this look, and we reckon this cool 28-year-old has put the maxi dress firmly back on the map.
Nice work, Nic…
By Barbara McMillan
Read more at http://www.look.co.uk/fashion/nicola-roberts-ups-the-style-stakes-in-stunning-maxi-dress#fHcPqcKeTEF4cyGp.99
@MMissoniLive for Warners & GQ summer party xo
Nicola’s done a few videos talking about periods , friendship and other girly issues all for the website Lil-Lets Becoming A Teen.
You can visit the site here: http://www.lil-lets.co.uk/becomingateen
Here are the videos that feature Nicola:
Let’s Talk… Periods with Nicola Roberts
Let’s Talk… Friendship with Nicola Roberts
Let’s Talk… Self-confidence with Nicola Roberts
Seems Nicola is busy writing songs if her Twitter comments are anything to go by:
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‘What ‘Can’t find a chorus’ looks like.. More </3 ..’
Tired but happy.. TGIF .. Have a nice day everyone xo
We all know that Nicola, Kimberley and Cheryl have a great friendship and here is a photo Nicola posted of the three of them on a night out. The captions are very sweet:
On Twitter- <3 <3.. We are so lucky to have each other x
On Instagram: My <3 <3 ‘s
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Nicola Roberts is working on a new album (with the same producer as Kylie)
This will be the second album from Roberts, following the 2011 release of her debut solo album Cinderella’s Eyes. She also penned some songs for the Little Mix album Salute.
“His latest work will be featured in the 2014 album releases of Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Daley, Bernhoft, Nicola Roberts, Samsaya, Medina and Roc Nation’s latest signee, Mayaeni.”