Strictly Come Dancing: Kimberley Walsh to release solo album 'Centre Stage'

Kimberley Walsh (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing's Kimberley Walsh has announced she's going to release a solo album in the new year.

The Bradford beauty will follow in the footsteps of her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts by releasing her own record.

It follows the band's announcement last month of a new Greatest Hits album together and a new arena tour in the new year.

Kimberley's album, called Centre Stage, will feature covers of famous musical tracks and will be released on February 3rd on Decca Records

Kimberley said: "I've always loved musical theatre and doing Shrek! The Musical definitely re-ignited the passion in me.

"I really wanted to share the love I have for musical theatre by taking some classic songs and completely reinventing them."

She added: "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 tweeted her fans today: "So excited about this!!! In the studio as we speak! Doing a #askkimberley twitter chat at 5.30pm today can't wait! #centrestage"

We're not sure how Kimberley can fit it all in!

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 10th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC Oneand BBC One HD.

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