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Saturday 20 December 2014

Cheryl supports Kimberley at Shrek

Kimberley Walsh has taken over as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical
Kimberley Walsh has taken over as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical

Cheryl Cole attended Kimberley Walsh's opening night in Shrek The Musical to support her bandmate.

The Girls Aloud star has taken over the role from Amanda Holden, alongside Richard Blackwood as Donkey and Nigel Lindsay as the green ogre Shrek.

Cheryl attended the show in a stylish black and white dress with a white ruffled collar and matching shoes. She later tweeted:"Kimberley absolutely killed it. What a great show."

Richard Blackwood had been hoping Kimberley's bandmates might come to watch the show.

He said: "I hope so. I think it would be nice for Kimberley just to have the girls support her. Hopefully fingers crossed they will."

Richard also praised Kimberley's performance as Fiona.

He said: "You know, any role like that you have to bring a sense of who you are to the role and I think that's what Kimberley's done.

"Amanda made it her own - she truly was Princess Fiona. And Kimberley, I wouldn't say they're trying to make differences between each other, but Kimberley's brought a bit of herself to the character. But essentially it's still Fiona at the end of the day."

Amanda left the show as she is pregnant. The Britain's Got Talent judge, who has a five-year-old daughter Lexi, with husband Chris Hughes, lost a baby in February and suffered a miscarriage in 2010.

Richard said: "I'm so happy, I'm thrilled for her. Amanda's been through a lot and she had such a negative time and I think now she deserves to just sit back, be a mother and enjoy her life with her family. And she's got my hundred per cent support."

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