Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole's dancer in sync

Friday March 5, 2010

Cheryl Cole's dancer pal Derek Hough was back to work this week after spending time comforting the newly-separated Girls Aloud beauty.

Now the handsome star, who was spotted leaving Cheryl's hotel room in the early hours last week, has another popstar beauty in his arms - new dance partner Nicole Scherzinger.

The Pussycat Doll, girlfriend of race ace Lewis Hamilton, was getting to grips with her new challenge as she prepares for her stint on Dancing with the Stars.

Although she seems to be getting along swimmingly, 31-year-old Nicole has admitted she is finding it tough.

"My feet are so beat up, after just a couple days of rehearsals," she said at a pre-Oscar party at the Avalon nightclub on Thursday.

"I'm not used to these shoes. Sure, I'm used to wearing seven-inch heels with the Pussycat Dolls, but this is a different style of dancing and a ballroom shoe.

"The first dance that we've been assigned is the Viennese Waltz. I just learned how to say that properly - I've been calling it the Vietnamese Waltz."

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