Nicola Roberts finds songwriting "simple".

The 'Yo-Yo' singer insists she doesn't find it difficult writing her own material because she just draws on her feelings and past experiences.

She said: "It's as simple as writing a song about a situation you've been through. And the things you haven't experienced? You imagine how it would feel. We've all got friends and family members who have got life experiences and we remember how they dealt with those situations."

The Girls Aloud star has loved singing since she was a child and her frequent public performances saw the red-head nicknamed 'Cilla Black' by her family in homage to the 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' hitmaker.

She added: "One of my uncles nicknamed me Cilla. We used to live on an estate and all the houses were close together; I would run down the street signing and my family would be able to hear me and I'd be able to hear him saying, 'Cilla's on her way!' "