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Louise Redknapp's West End dream

Louise Redknapp has revealed she dreams of starring in a West End show.

The former pop singer - who has two sons with husband Jamie - attended stage school from the age of 11 and admitted she would still love a role on the London stage.

She said: "I still have a dream of appearing on the West End, which was the ultimate pinnacle when I was a kid at stage school.

"I miss singing and performing terribly and I feel I don't want to lose it forever. Now the children are getting older and I have more time for myself, it might be time to look at that goal again."

After finishing a two-year stint as a presenter on BBC Two's Something For The Weekend in December, Louise is just about to branch out into business by launching her own make-up brand.

"Sometimes I feel my feet are hardly touching the ground and I'm running around all day, every day, but secretly I like it like that," said the model and TV presenter.

"I like the feeling that I can stand on my own two feet, work and look after my family - it makes me feel fulfilled. I was brought up by my parents to be a grafter and worked from a very young age. I learnt early on that you don't get something for nothing."

Louise, 37, is also busy backing a new campaign, Battle of the Breakfasts, for Nestle cereals, designed to encourage people to reconsider what they eat at breakfast and use the meal as an opportunity to sit down as a family. See how your breakfast matches up at www.battleofthebreakfasts.co.uk.

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