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Kimberley to star in London’s answer to Sleepless in Seattle

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We hope Kimberley Walsh is prepared to start counting sheep as she’ll soon be Sleepless in Seattle, or rather London, in a West End musical version of the hit 1993 rom-com.

The former Girls Aloud star, 34, has started rehearsal workshops for the production, to be called Sleepless and based on the flick starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

The show won’t be audience-ready until at least the end of the year but Kimbers has been trialled opposite possible male lead Tom Ellis, from TV’s Miranda series.

The mum-of-one was back on her old stomping ground on Monday, watching the Sunset Boulevard musical in London.

And, as our picture shows, she is still glowing from her Barbados wedding in January to long-term love Justin Scott, who she has a 18-month-old son Bobby with.

She’s looking super-trim and healthy from her campaign with SlimFast but is ready to sink her teeth into her next project.

“Kimberley is at her happiest performing,” says our source. “She loves to dance and knows that being on stage keeps her in shape. The hours also mean that she can spend the days with Bobby.”

“Her background is theatre and that is where she started before her pop career took off in 2002”

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