Kimberley Walsh is a girl who knows how to juggle. Over the last few years she has danced her way to the Strictly finals, wrote her autobiography, released a debut solo album, starred in two West End musical, presented TV shows and performed at arenas around the country.
At the end of 2015 Kimberley took to the stage on the West End for her second time to take up the role of Jovie in a 12 week run at the Dominon Theatre. The smash hit musical was an enourmous success and Kimberley garnened much critical acclaim for her performance, earning a nomination at the What's On Stage Awards for Best Female in a Musical. This was her second triumph in the West End, Kimberley had previously won rave reviews for her role as Princess Fiona in Shrek in 2013. Blostering her on stage success Kimberley also enjoyed a week long run at the prestigious Cadogan Hall in London in the Summer of 2015. Here she starred alongside Denise Van Outen in Sweet Charity - the show was a sell out and received glowing reviews from the press.
Kimberley’s love of musicals was evident in her debut solo album. In 2012, she signed to legendary record label, Decca and released ‘Centre Stage’, an album of songs from musicals. The album charted in the top 20 and saw Kimberley perform songs from the collection at The National TV Awards and This Morning.
‘Centre Stage’ was Kimberley’s first solo release after ten years in Girls Aloud. As part of the hugely successful five piece girl group, Kimberley broke chart records, won awards and performed in arenas and stadiums across the country. The group had 21 consecutive top 10 hits, all their albums went platinum, with two hitting #1. The Guinness Book Of World Records named Girls Aloud as the 21st century’s most successful girl group. “My 11 years in Girls Aloud were amazing,” recalls Kimberley. “We had some incredible experiences and created memories I will treasure forever. And of course a whole wardrobe full of costumes.
” Outside of Girls Aloud and her solo work, Kimberley has collaborated with a diverse range of musicians. From Alfie Boe, Ne-Yo, Ronan Keating to Jamie Cullum, her choice of musical collaborators show off her versatility as a singer.
Kimberley is no stranger to TV either. She recently had a weekly style slot on ITV’s This Morning and in the last year Kimberley has been a guest presenter on, Lorraine, Sunday Brunch and Loose Women. During Girls Aloud’s ‘Ten’ reunion album and tour of 2012, Kimberley signed up as a contestant on the #1 rated BBC TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. Grabbing time between promotional commitments with Girls Aloud, she rehearsed her dance routines for the weekly show. The hard work paid off when Kimberley bagged a place in the final.
|14/09/17||Daily Mirror||I Come To Work For A Rest||Article|