Cheryl Cole comes to Weatherfield in a special sketch for ITV’s Text Santa, which will be shown this Friday 20 December at 8pm!
Corrie scriptwriters have penned a storyline that sees Cheryl Cole arrive on The Street and head for the Rovers Return, looking for her childhood friend, Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan.
Michelle said: “I was really excited when I found out that Cheryl Cole was going to be filming at Corrie. She is someone I really admire and I have never met her properly so when I found out she was going to play Tina’s friend I couldn’t believe it.
“They say never meet your idols but she was amazing. She is such a huge Corrie fan and she was genuinely pleased to be filming with us. I sat and chatted with her for ages which was lovely. She didn’t need any tips from us all though, she was really good, a natural.
“She knew all her lines and she seemed to really enjoy herself. Malcolm Hebden who plays Norris made her laugh. She was great fun to have on set and I am really thrilled that Text Santa gave me the chance to work with her,” said Michelle.
The Coronation Street cast and crew have also donned their singing hats for this year’s Text Santa, as they perform the ‘Fairytale of Weatherfield’.
Proceeds raised by Text Santa will be shared between six UK based charities – Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.
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The Girls Aloud singer has recently starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical in London’s West End. She also had a cameo in Vertigo’s Horrid Henry: The Movie, which also starred Stevenson.
Walsh said: “I am thrilled to be joining the cast of All Stars. I have worked with Theo before on Horrid Henry and he is a huge talent. I loved the script as soon as I read it. It is a heart-warming family film that will put a huge smile on your face”
Producers Allan Niblo and James Richardson added: “We are delighted to have Kimberley for the role of Trish, she is a brilliant actress with an electric screen presence. She joins an amazing cast in what will be an exciting film.”
Ben Gregor makes his feature directorial debut based on the original script by Paul Gerstenberger. The story follows a group of misfits with a dream to put on a show to save their youth centre.
Kimberley tweeted her excitement about the role this afternoon:
Thank you all for your lovely tweets I’m v excited about the new All Stars film! So much support from you guys as always! #loveyouall
— Kimberley Walsh (@KimberleyJWalsh) June 13, 2012
Kimberley Walsh, one fifth of ‘Girls Aloud’, attends the UK premiere of ‘Horrid Henry’ held in London
Amy Walsh has revealed that her sister – Girls Aloud star Kimberley – has been advising her on her upcoming Hollyoaks Later role.
The actress joined the show in June as Jenifique McQueen and will feature in a storyline involving Mercedes Fisher’s hen do in Ibiza.
“Kimberley is great. She’s been really supportive,” she told the Daily Star Sunday. “We’ve always been close and whenever I was off school I’d hang out with her and the rest of the girls. I get on well with all of them.
“They’ve seen me grow up and I’ve been there through it all with them too. It sounds mad but they’re just my sister’s friends. Kimberley is very down to earth. I’ve done a bit of singing before but it’s definitely all about acting for me. I’ll leave the singing to Kimberley.”
She added: “I’ve already done a bit of theatre and this is my first role on TV, so I’ve been really lucky to have got such a great character. When I found out I had to perform a pole dance as well as sing up on stage, I did get a little nervous!”
Amy added that the cast had a “great time” filming in Ibiza. “We worked hard and played hard,” she said.
Kimberley recently confessed that she is “a bit worried” about her sister starring in “the X-rated version” of Hollyoaks.
Hollyoaks Later airs on E4 at 10pm from Monday September 5.
Amanda Holden’s pregnancy, announced today, means that she performs as Princess Fiona for the final time on Monday 3 October. Kimberley Walsh takes over the role two months earlier than originally planned.
Kimberley’s love of musical theatre was explored in the ITV2 documentary The Passions of Girls Aloud which culminated in her appearance at the Queens Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue singing On My Own, in the role of Eponine, in Les Miserables. This was the realisation of a life-long dream, having played the role of Young Cosette in a production of Les Miserables when she was twelve years old.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® stars Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad. The production officially opened on June 14, 2011 and immediately become one of London’s favourite musicals. It has now played to more than 225,000 people at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since the first preview performance on Friday May 6, 2011.
SHREK THE MUSICAL® tells the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won’t shut up, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. With all-new songs, and an old favourite in I’m a Believer, this spectacular stage musical brings to life the original film’s cast of dysfunctional characters and the accompanying subversive fun.
Tickets are now on sale for performances until October 21, 2012.
Following on from her part in 2009′s St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Harding is moving up to a bigger role in Tom Cooney’s adaptation of his stage play.
She joins Danny Dyer, Denise Van Outen and Neil Morrissey in the comedy, which begins filming this month.
The film follows Dyer’s character John Smith as he attempts to prevent his two wives Stephanie and Michelle, played by Harding and Van Outen respectively, from finding out about each other. Smith is aided by his gullible neighbour Gary, played by Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey.
Harding seems to be getting on well with the rest of the cast with Van Outen tweeting: “First meet with the Run for Your Wife movie team today. Loving Danny Dyer and Sarah Harding. Think we will have fun” after their first get together.
Run for Your Wife is expected to include over 80 cameos from stars such as: Cliff Richard, Rolf Harris, Ray Winstone, June Whitfield and Prunella Scales.
The cameo stars will not be paid for their appearances, instead a small donation will be made in their name to the theatre charities of their choice.
Kimberley Walsh – OK!TV – Interview/Filming Horrid Henry – 15th Feb 11
Watch Kimberley Walsh filming her part in this Summer’s kids movie ‘Horrid Henry 3D’. OK!TV went behind the scenes to have a chat to her and watch her play her part as Prissy Polly.
The budding actress, who starred in St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fratton Gold, says she won’t be joining Cole and her other LA-based bandmate Nadine Coyle in Hollywood any time soon.
Harding is giving Tinseltown a miss because she’s confident she can make a name for herself at home.
‘I’ve heard people saying I’m moving to LA,’ the 29-year-old told Metro at the Grey Goose Soho House official Bafta party.
‘That’s not going to happen. It’s not my scene and couldn’t do it. I want to take little baby steps with my acting and do it all bit by bit.’
Harding has been bringing some Red Nose Day cheer to children in Cape Town, South Africa.
She launched the Flying Start project, where BA has teamed up with Comic Relief to stage the world’s highest comedy stand up gig featuring Dara O’Briain, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson.
Here’s the trailer for the Horrid Henry 3D movie. Kimberley Walsh plays ‘Prissy Polly’ and you can catch a glimpse of her around 48seconds of this clip.
The movie will be released this summer.