London, Mar.26 : Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding plans to whisk bandmate Cheryl Cole away for a weekend of girly pampering - and some good old-fashioned dinners.
Concerned that her pal needs perking up after husband Ashley's infidelity, Sarah, 26, has booked Chezza, 24, into a posh country hotel.
After being told about the Ockenden Manor - and its acclaimed Michelin-starred grub - the singer reckons a trip to the West Sussex retreat is precisely what the doctor ordered. It has a luxury spa and flower-filled rooms as well as peacocks roaming the surrounding area.
Sarah thinks it will be the perfect preparation for the band's UK tour, which kicks off in May.
The Mirror quoted a source as saying that: "Sarah has been so worried about Cheryl in recent weeks and is desperate for her to return to her usual bubbly self. Because she's been so busy with work and filming commitments, combined with all her well-documented problems with Ashley, she's hardly had any down time.
"She's also lost a quite a bit of weight of late, what with all the stress. Sarah basically wants to get Cheryl out into the fresh air and get her totally pampered. Another advantage is that the hotel's head chef, Stephen Crane, is famed for his hearty, no-nonsense meals.He's from the Gordon Ramsay school of thought and doesn't take to diets or fad foods too kindly. It's going to be a weekend of pure indulgence - the girls are already joking that Cheryl will emerge from the hotel needing some seriously reinforced Bridget Jones knickers!" added the source.
Story first published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 16:44 [IST]
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