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Eternal-ly young! Louise Redknapp announces pop comeback 15 years after last show... amid claims she's requested a 'quickie divorce' from husband Jamie

She was one quarter of chart-topping girlband Eternal in the nineties and also found solo chart success. 

Now 15 years on from her last show, Louise Redknapp is gearing up to make a musical comeback and has announced her first stage show.

Amid claims her marriage to Jamie is in crisis, the 42-year-old songstress has revealed she is set to perform at London’s Under The Bridge on December 22.

 

Back to her best: Two decades on from Eternal's heyday, Louise Redknapp is gearing up to make a musical comeback and has announced her first stage show

Back to her best: Two decades on from Eternal's heyday, Louise Redknapp is gearing up to make a musical comeback and has announced her first stage show

Speaking to The Sun, she revealed: 'I went into the studio to rework some of my original tracks. I can’t wait to be back on stage performing all of the hits and my favourite covers.'

Louise's pop comeback comes after she signed up to perform in the musical Cabaret this month and a year on from her Strictly Come Dancing stint. 

The blonde bombshell was previously in R&B girl group Eternal with sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett and Kéllé Bryan between 1992 and 1995. 

Louise was the first member of the band to leave to pursue a solo career, scoring a string of Top 10 singles and albums and two UK tours from 1995 to 2003. 

Over: New reports now claim that Louise Redknapp is keen to end her marriage to Jamie 'by the end of the year' with a quickie divorce

Crisis? Amid claims her marriage to Jamie is in crisis, the 42-year-old songstress revealed she is set to perform at London’s Under The Bridge on December 22 

Eternal: The blonde bombshell was previously in R&B girl group Eternal with sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett and Kéllé Bryan (pictured at the 1995 Brit Awards)

Eternal: The blonde bombshell was previously in R&B girl group Eternal with sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett and Kéllé Bryan (pictured at the 1995 Brit Awards)

The starlet's pop comeback comes amid claims she is keen to end her marriage to Jamie Reknapp as soon as possible, with a quickie divorce.

According to the Sunday People, the singer and her footballer husband are 'no closer to getting back together', and want to call things off by the end of the year.

Louise's 19 year-marriage to Jamie reportedly broke down in July, due to her new 'lease of life' following her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Having been seen at a number of glamorous events with a host of pals in recent weeks, including model Daisy Lowe, the paper now reports that the Eternal singer is keen for a quickie divorce, in order to further embrace her independence.

A source told the Sunday People: 'Louise wants to put steps in place to end her ­marriage to Jamie by the end of year.'

Calling it off: A source said of the singer: 'Louise wants to put steps in place to end her ­marriage to Jamie by the end of year'

Calling it off: The starlet's pop comeback comes amid claims she is keen to end her marriage to Jamie Reknapp as soon as possible, with a quickie divorce

Claiming the pair had not managed to resolve their issues, the insider added: 'They are no closer to getting back together since when they first split in July.

'Louise now wants to agree a timetable with Jamie to bring the marriage to an end.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Louise and Jamie for comment. 

The reports however comes just four days after both the blonde and the footballer, 44, were seen wearing their wedding rings this week. 

Defiant: The reports however comes just four days after both the blonde (above) and the footballer, 44, were seen wearing their wedding rings this week

Defiant: The reports however comes just four days after both the blonde (above) and the footballer, 44, were seen wearing their wedding rings this week

Stepping out: Meanwhile Jamie had been spotted with his band firmly on his finger at the star-studded GQ Awards on Tuesday

Stepping out: Meanwhile Jamie had been spotted with his band firmly on his finger at the star-studded GQ Awards on Tuesday

Jamie had been spotted with his band firmly on his finger at the star-studded GQ Awards on Tuesday, while Louise arrived at BBC Breakfast with hers visible on her hand the following day.

Louise has appeared in good spirits in recent weeks – putting her reported romantic woes aside on Friday to enjoy a relaxing girls' holiday abroad.

Posting from the getaway, Louise beamed while surrounded by her female companions in the sweet snap, shared to Instagram.

Relaxing: Louise's appearance came after she put her reported romantic woes aside to enjoy a relaxing girls' holiday abroad

Relaxing: Louise's appearance came after she put her reported romantic woes aside to enjoy a relaxing girls' holiday abroad

Appearing at ease, she wrote to fans: 'Can't beat a #sangria night with these lovely ladies!!!!!! #sun #friends.'

Reports have been swirling since July that the long-term couple, who share sons Charley, 12, and Beau, eight, have called off their marriage.  

The pair have so far stayed quiet on the claims, but sources have alleged Louise has 'thrown away the rule book', after spending increasingly more time with her new best friend Daisy, whom she met on Strictly last year.

Lying low: Reports have been swirling since July that the long-term couple have called off their marriage - but the pair have remained tight-lipped on the matter so far

Lying low: Reports have been swirling since July that the long-term couple have called off their marriage – but the pair have remained tight-lipped on the matter so far

A source told MailOnline at the time: 'It's like Louise is rebelling against all the rules. With Jamie, her life had to revolve around his football schedule and it was always about him.

'Now it's like she thrown away the rule book, she can do what she wants! She loves her new life.'

However Daisy, who was heavily 'blamed' in part for the 'split', went on to defend her close relationship with Louise and her other female friends, by sharing a strong female empowerment message last month.

According to The Sun, the brunette wrote online: 'The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other and think the other deserves the world.' 

Independent women: Sources recently alleged that Louise has 'thrown away the rule book', after spending increasingly more time with her new best friend Daisy Lowe (above) 

Independent women: Sources recently alleged that Louise has 'thrown away the rule book', after spending increasingly more time with her new best friend Daisy Lowe (above) 

 

 

 

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