Kimberley Walsh says Girls Aloud anniversary is different after everything theyve dealt with
20 years ago, Kimberley Walsh was joined by Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and the late Sarah Harding as they burst onto the pop music scene in 2002.
And as the girls celebrate their incredible time in the industry, Kimberley, 40, addresses how it feels to have that legacy and still be a huge part of people's lives.
She told OK!: "For me, this 20-year thing, with everything that we’ve dealt with over the past year, it’s different.
"But I still feel very grateful that people still celebrate our music and do appreciate our moment of pop."
She continued: "Personally, I feel very grateful to still be out there in a job that I love and being part of the industry that I grew up loving and wanting to be in."
Kimberley went on to break her silence over Little Mix going on their hiatus and there no longer being a big girlband on the scene for the first time since the Spice Girls.
"I love Little Mix. I thought they were a really strong, powerful group of girls," she said. "They’ve done amazingly but everyone needs to take a break now and again, it’s intense."
She continued: "A couple of them have babies now, so I totally get it. But it is sad that there isn’t a new girlband coming up to follow in their footsteps.
"Bring back girlbands and boybands – it was such a fun time. These guys don’t know what they’re missing."
While Kimberley is known for her singing in her pop group, she has recently changed direction by performing on the West End in the likes of Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You and The Dresser.
After starring in Big last year alongside The Wanted's Jay McGuinness, Kimberley said she will be returning to the stage at some point once her youngest one year old son Nate is a bit older.
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"I will definitely go back on stage at some point, but I just can’t do it when the baby’s so young. I’d miss him too much," she revealed.
"And the older ones would be cross if I left every bedtime."
She continued: "They’d be like, 'What do you mean you’re not going to be here every bedtime and give me cuddles?'
"They’re like, 'OK, you can do that job, but you can’t do that job.'"
The mum of three added: "They’re the bosses, but they’ll get past that stage."
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