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Kimberley Walsh was called 'duck bum' at school

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Kimberley Walsh was called 'duck bum' at school

Kimberley Walsh used to get called "duck bum" at school.

The former Girls Aloud singer - who was known as 'the curvy one' in the band - has admitted her hourglass figure has always been the target, even when she was growing up, but the comments have never damaged her confidence.

She told the Daily Telegraph's Review: "When I was growing up, fashion was all about Kate Moss. At school I used to get called 'duck bum', never in a malicious way, never to the point I had a complex about it."

Since she left the 'Sound of the Underground' hitmakers, Kimberly, 33, has gone on to carve out a career in musical theatre and has admitted she'll probably never return to pop.

She explained: "I had such a long career with Girls Aloud, I don't feel I need to do any more pop. I felt really comfortable doing 'Shrek'. I did a lot of musical theatre as a child and I enjoyed the acting, as well as the singing and dancing.

"My voice lends itself more towards theatre than pop and I love the simplicity of becoming someone else and then switching off when I leave the stage.

"After all those years of being Kimberly onstage and off, it's lovely to inhabit another character."