Kimberley Walsh: ‘Becoming a mum has made me less nervous’

The Girls Aloud star reveals how things have changed in the 10 years since the band last performed together


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During their last tour in 2013, Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding - who sadly passed away from breast cancer in 2021 - were plagued by rumours of feuds. Now, however, the group are stronger than ever and thrilling fans across the UK with The Girls Aloud Show.

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And Kimberley, 42, tells Closer how becoming a mum to sons Bobby, nine, Cole, seven, and Nate, two - with husband Justin Scott - has made her an even better performer.

"It gives you a completely different perspective on many things in life," she explains. "And actually, one of the areas where it's really helped me is performing.

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It's made me less nervous, so whenever I do get the chance to perform, I see it as a privilege and a treat, and I just want to go out there and enjoy it. I could never really do that before - I'd always be so hard on myself and put loads of pressure on myself."

And with five kids between them, things have changed behind-the-scenes on tour, too, catering to family life.

Kimberley - who has partnered with Wickes to release a paint colour called Subtle Sage - says, "Unlike when we used to go on tour, now we each have our own dressing room, just so that we've got that space for our families.

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"It was weird at first because we've always shared, but it was some advice that the JLS boys - who have just been on tour themselves - shared with me. We have our own rooms in each venue as family space, and then we come together as a group in another room."

• Wickes X Kimberley Walsh's new paint colour: Subtle Sage is available in stores and online now

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