HELLO! exclusive: Inside Kimberley Walsh's hen do

Gemma Strong

Former bandmates Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts gave bride-to-be Kimberley Walsh a hen night to remember, covered exclusively by HELLO! magazine. The big night was themed Kimberley's Last 'Wild' Night, and saw them joined by actresses Kara Tointon and Denise Van Outen, as they dressed up in their finest animal print for an evening out at London hotspot The Cuckoo Club.

Cheryl and Nicola are among eight bridesmaids who will accompany Kimberley down the aisle when she marries her long-term partner 32-year-old property developer Justin Scott at a secret tropical destination later this month, reveals HELLO!.

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Bride-to-be Kimberley Walsh with bridesmaids Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts

"Kimberley is just the best friend you could wish for," Cheryl told HELLO!. "I'm so excited for the wedding. It is a celebration of two people in love that we've all been a part of, and I am so excited to celebrate their love story. I always have fun when it comes to my girls."

Guests sipped passionfruit martinis – the bride-to-be's favourite tipple – with hunky male models in animal masks acting as butlers. The hen party also took part in a saucy game named T**s or Tushie, which tested their knowledge of the bride and groom and involved putting a hand on either their bust or their backside when a question was read out.

Kimberley adds that becoming a mother to 16-month-old Bobby has changed her: "I used to be good at keeping up an icy exterior but since I had Bobby, I'm so much more emotional.

"I'm slightly worried about the wedding to be honest. A few happy tears are fine, but I don’t want to spend the whole day sobbing, so I’m going to have to be careful about even looking at Cheryl and my sisters, because they'll definitely cry and that will set me off."

With her paradise wedding a step closer, Kimberley tells HELLO! that the nerves are starting to kick in however she says, "More than anything, I'm excited. Tonight has made it all more real."

Read the full interview in HELLO! magazine, out now.

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