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Kimberley Walsh and Jay McGuiness are tested on Covid as they reunite to promote the West End musical

Kimberley Walsh and Jay McGuiness are tested on Covid as they reunite to promote new socially detached West End musical

  • On August 15, English theaters were able to open for the first time since lockdown was imposed on March 23
  • Government guidelines for the performing arts include measures to support the safe return of the public, including strict rules of social distance

They previously played side by side on the West End show Big.

And Kimberley Walsh, 38, and Jay McGuiness, 30, reunited in London on Friday to promote their new socially distant West End show Sleepless: A Musical Romance.

The Girls Aloud singer and The Wanted star were pictured being tested for COVID-19, ahead of previews for the new stage production, in which they play the lead roles.

Together again! Kimberley Walsh, 38, and Jay McGuiness, 30, reunited in London on Friday to promote their new socially detached West End show Sleepless: A Musical Romance

Together again! Kimberley Walsh, 38, and Jay McGuiness, 30, reunited in London on Friday to promote their new socially detached West End show Sleepless: A Musical Romance

Kimberley, who plays Annie, looked elegant in a patterned blouse and tight black pants.

The mum-was-two had been smoothed to perfection with her short blonde bob styled sleek and straight, while glowing with the help of a bronzed makeup look.

Jay, who takes on the character Sam in the musical, kept it casual in a yellow T-shirt and gray shorts.

The tattooed musician wore adult facial hair and sported a camel-colored baseball cap to the back.

Safety first: The Girls Aloud singer and The Wanted star were pictured testing for COVID-19 ahead of previews for the new stage production, in which they play the lead roles

Safety first: The Girls Aloud singer and The Wanted star were pictured testing for COVID-19 ahead of previews for the new stage production, in which they play the lead roles

Safety first: The Girls Aloud singer and The Wanted star were pictured testing for COVID-19 ahead of previews for the new stage production, in which they play the lead roles

Fun with friends! The colleagues laughed as they sat for interviews

Fun with friends! The colleagues laughed as they sat for interviews

Fun with friends! The colleagues laughed as they sat for interviews

Stunning: While a character onstage, Kimberley looked sensational in a vintage-style dress, her blonde locks reminiscent of Hollywood glamor

Stunning: While a character onstage, Kimberley looked sensational in a vintage-style dress, her blonde locks reminiscent of Hollywood glamor

Stunning: While a character onstage, Kimberley looked sensational in a vintage-style dress, her blonde locks reminiscent of Hollywood glamor

Beauty: The mum-was-two was hailed to perfection for interviews, with her short blonde bob styled slim and straight, while glowing with the help of a bronzed makeup look

Beauty: The mum-was-two was hailed to perfection for interviews, with her short blonde bob styled slim and straight, while glowing with the help of a bronzed makeup look

Beauty: The mum-was-two was hailed to perfection for interviews, with her short blonde bob styled slim and straight, while glowing with the help of a bronzed makeup look

The romantic comedy musical follows an architect who starts a new life in the city of Washington and meets and falls for a committed newspaper reporter.

The stage production is based on the 1993 Nora Ephron film Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The musical begins with social distance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theater, London, and will premiere on Tuesday September 1, with previews starting August 25.

Kimberley is no stranger to the West End. Before appearing in Big, she starred in Shrek the Musical and Elf the Musical.

Back: The duo have reunited for Sleepless, having previously played side by side on the West End show Big

Back: The duo have reunited for Sleepless, having previously played side by side on the West End show Big

Back: The duo have reunited for Sleepless, having previously played side by side on the West End show Big

Low-key: Jay, who takes on the character Sam in the musical, kept things casual in a yellow T-shirt and gray shorts

Low-key: Jay, who takes on the character Sam in the musical, kept things casual in a yellow T-shirt and gray shorts

Low-key: Jay, who takes on the character Sam in the musical, kept things casual in a yellow T-shirt and gray shorts

Duty: Kimberley, who plays Annie, looked elegant in a patterned blouse and tight black pants while having cotton swabs taken for testing

Duty: Kimberley, who plays Annie, looked elegant in a patterned blouse and tight black pants while having cotton swabs taken for testing

Duty: Kimberley, who plays Annie, looked elegant in a patterned blouse and tight black pants while having cotton swabs taken for testing

What a woman: The singer radiated confidence as she posed on the stage in her costume

What a woman: The singer radiated confidence as she posed on the stage in her costume

What a woman: The singer radiated confidence as she posed on the stage in her costume

The reunion comes after Kimberley admitted that Girls Aloud “ feels outside pressure ” to reform for the band’s upcoming 20th anniversary.

Speaking on The One Show earlier this month, the singer explained: ‘It’s 20 years in 2022, so we’re feeling a bit of pressure from the outside right now.

‘People keep asking if we’re making plans and we haven’t actually made them yet, but we certainly feel a bit of pressure from the outside, so you never know.’

Edgy: The tattooed musician wore adult facial hair and wore a camel-colored baseball cap back

Edgy: The tattooed musician wore adult facial hair and wore a camel-colored baseball cap back

Edgy: The tattooed musician wore adult facial hair and wore a camel-colored baseball cap back

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