Strictly star Walsh signs solo deal
Published 05/11/2012 | 18:29
Strictly Come Dancing star Kimberley Walsh has signed a solo record deal to release a collection of film and show tunes.
The erstwhile Girls Aloud singer will issue debut solo album Centre Stage in February next year after agreeing a deal with Decca.
Kimberley dazzled judges on Saturday's Strictly with a routine to Beyonce's Naughty Girl which saw her descend to the floor, seated in a circular trapeze.
The singer has also worked on tracks such as Hushabye Mountain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
"I've always loved musical theatre and doing Shrek! The Musical definitely reignited the passion in me," she said.
"The melodies in so many musical songs are so brilliant I knew we could create something special by experimenting with the production and I really feel like we've come up with some interesting takes on classic songs."
Kimberley - who will play tenth anniversary dates with Girls Aloud in the near future - releases her album on February 4.