In 2002 – along with Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts – Kimberley won a place in the ITV talent show Popstars the Rivals band Girls Aloud, and her life changed forever. The singer will tell her story in an autobiography to be published in autumn 2013 by The Headline Publishing Group.
Ten years on from the ITV talent show, and at the moment of the split of the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen, the time has come for Kimberley – a professional, hardworking businesswoman as well as a multi-talented actress and songstress – to tell us her full story.
Kimberley says, “People have been asking me to tell my story for years but it never felt right while the band was still together. Now, as we all turn the next page in our lives, it feels like the perfect time for me to share with my fans what my life is really like.”
What’s it like behind the scenes of a such a hugely successful super group? Was there any truth in the rumours of endless feuds within Girls Aloud? How did she manage to maintain such a strong loving relationship with her partner Justin during the 10 years she was in the band and on the road? How does it feel when your best friend becomes the most famous person in the land? And, after her magnificent performance on Strictly, what’s next for the nation’s favourite northern lass?
“Girls Aloud were a true British success story and I couldn’t be more thrilled that Kimberley has chosen this moment to tell her story. Her book is sure to be packed full of the warmth and laughter that makes Kimberley such a national treasure and reading it will feel like curling up on the sofa for a gossip with an old friend.” says Sarah Emsley, who acquired the book from Hillary Shaw at Shaw Thing Management.