Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has always looked out for her little sister Amy by vetting her boyfriends and making it clear when she didn’t think they came up to scratch.

So when she met a handsome single man while starring as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical in London’s West End, she took matters into her own hands.

Amy, 27, who has just joined the cast of Emmerdale as a feisty troubled girl, laughs as she recalls her sister’s matchmaking two and a half years ago which led to her meeting actor Bradley Jaden, 27.

She says: “Kimberley was starring in the musical and Bradley was understudying the part of Shrek so they all did their rehearsals together.

“She got friendly with him and invited him along to her 30th birthday party.

“She did some expert matchmaking. She is always very protective with me, ­especially when it comes to boys, so to have her approval of him early on helped him out in a big way.

“Before the party she told me, ‘there is someone going along tonight who might be interested in you’, so she planted the seed and it happened. We just hit it off, so it was thanks to her.”

Life at home with the Walshes as they grew up in Bradford sounds like a scene from The Sound of Music.

Her eldest sister Sally, 35, was the first to go to a local drama school, followed quickly by Kimberley, 32.

Amy and brother Adam, 30, joined later when they were old enough. Acting and singing became a distraction from the pain when their parents divorced.

Amy says: “It was a pretty chaotic house. We would make up shows in our living room. We have three cousins a similar age and when we were all together it was like the von Trapp family.

“Every day was a different show. We used to practise and rehearse different musicals we were learning at stage school.

“Adam always got told where to stand and who to play, he was bossed around a lot like me. Sally and Kimberley were very dedicated. They would get up before school and rehearse and practise things.

“My mum is a music teacher so she would be playing on the piano. It was wonderful. It was escapism for us, it helped us escape from our parents’ divorce.”

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August 28, 2014 Author: admin ▪  Categories: Interviews ▪  No Comments

Thanks to @IBartlettPhoto for this gorgeous photoshoot of Kimberley. It has been used in her OK Magazine column recently.

Check them out by clicking the thumbnails above!

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Last week, OK Magazine featured a lovely spread from Kimberley’s baby shower. She let the magazine have an exclusive peek at her party, aswell as a new interview and photoshoot.

If you missed the magazine last week, i have added the digital scans to the gallery thanks to GAM.

Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2014 > OK! 19/08/14
Photo Sessions > 2014 > Ian Bartlett

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Kimberley has been quiet recently, due to her being over 8 months pregnant of course!

She was seen out in North London on Monday:

Out and About > 2014 > 4th Aug – Out and about in North London

She then tweeted on Tuesday that she had been nesting, getting everything washed and prepared for the little one.

Not long now Kimba!

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As you should know from all the media attention recently, Cheryl got secretly married to Jean-Bernard a few weeks ago. She decided to throw a party for all her close friends and family in London on Monday evening at The Library Club.

Kimberley was seen in a black jumpsuit, holding hands with Justin arriving and leaving the event.

See all the pictures in the gallery, thanks to GAM!

Out and About > 2014 > 21st Jul – Arriving at the Library Club
Out and About > 2014 > 21st Jul – Leaving the Library Club

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Blooming lovely! :D

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On Sunday, Kimberley joined Alistair Griffin on BBC Radio 2 for an interview on Richard Madeley’s show. They then sung 2 songs live, The Road & If I Should Fall Behind (a Bruce Springsteen cover).

In the gallery i’ve added 2 pictures inside the studios and HQs of Kimberley leaving and meeting fans.

Public Appearances > 2014 > 13th Jul – BBC Radio 2 studios
Out and About > 2014 > 13th Jul – Leaving the BBC Radio 2 studios

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Video thanks to Jpptubie

Kimberley and Alistair appeared on early Saturday morning show ‘Weekend’. They were interviewed by Aled Jones and then sang The Road AND Falling Slowly!

You need to watch if you missed it on TV, so click the play button above now.

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