One fifth of Girls Aloud who turns heads everywhere she goes. Sorry fellas, she’s also married.
Kimberley Walsh was the fourth girl to be voted into Girls Aloud much to the delight of her friends and new bandmate Nadine Coyle, with whom she had become good friends during the show.
The group’s debut single “Sound of the Underground” peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one. Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between formation and reaching number one.
The group has achieved twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK, five studio albums have all been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), two of which went to number one in the UK, and accumulating a total of five BRIT Award nominations.
Kimberley participated in the television series This Is Personal: The hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper as Gillian Oldfield, and in the same year she starred in a BBC Educational Schools program called Focus. In 2001, Kimberley played Tracy in Dream Back.
Walsh appeared in Let’s Dance for Sport Relief as a panelist and also fronted coverage of the BAFTA Awards for MTV on her own programme Kimberley Walsh At The BAFTAS in 2010 and in the summer of 2010 hosted sky 1 documentary “Girl In The Blue Jeans”. She also presented coverage for The X Factor live from South Shields on the day of the final in 2009 for Joe McElderry.
In 2011, Kimberley Walsh starred in Horrid Henry: The Movie as Prissy Polly. The film’s plot focuses on Henry and The Purple Hand Gang fighting to prevent the closure of their school by an evil private school Headmaster. It is based on the fictional character Horrid Henry from the children’s book series by Francesca Simon.
Kimberley climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief in March 2009. The climb, organised by Gary Barlow, was also undertaken by fellow Girls Aloud member Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Alesha Dixon, Fearne Cotton, Denise Van Outen, Chris Moyles, Ben Shephard, Ronan Keating and Barlow himself.