Former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt is heading to DPA Performing Arts Academy in Gorleston to open their new studios

Melody Thornton, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta from The Pussycat Dolls. Photo

Melody Thornton, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta from The Pussycat Dolls. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

As a member of the best selling girl group of the digital era, she was one of the most famous performers in the world.

Kimberly Wyatt during a live show of Sky 1's Got To Dance TV programme, at Earl's Court in London in

Kimberly Wyatt during a live show of Sky 1's Got To Dance TV programme, at Earl's Court in London in 2014. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Now former Pussycat Dolls singer and dancer Kimberly Wyatt is heading to Gorleston to open a dance studio.

The star, who was a judge on hit Sky One show Got To Dance, is heading to DPA Performing Arts Academy to teach a dance masterclass to celebrate a the opening of a new dance studio.

Principal of DPA Karen Thompson said it was a real coup for the performing arts academy to have such a big name there to open the new facilities.

The dancer is coming to Gorleston. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The dancer is coming to Gorleston. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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The class came about thanks to a dancer Mrs Thompson knows called Lukas McFarlane who won Got to Dance in 2014.

The former Pussycat Doll acted as a mentor for Mr McFarlane after the show and the pair became good friends.

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When Mrs Thompson contacted her old friend, he asked Ms Wyatt if she would attend and she was happy to help.

Kimberly Wyatt teaching a young dance class at Pineapple Studios in London earlier this year. Photo

Kimberly Wyatt teaching a young dance class at Pineapple Studios in London earlier this year. Photo : Jonathan Brady/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The performing arts school at the Longs Business Estate, in England's Lane, is opening a newly revitalised and revamped building next to its current site, creating an additional three studios.

Mrs Thompson said: 'This project has been in the works for quite a while and was made possible through the support of lots of people.'

Born in Missouri, a town near Kansas City and Ms Wyatt began dancing at aged seven.

After the Pussycat Dolls disbanded, she moved to London and won the BBC's Celebrity MasterChef series in 2015.

Kimberly Wyatt hosts a dance class for girls in Cirencester. Photo: Doug Peters/PA Wire

Kimberly Wyatt hosts a dance class for girls in Cirencester. Photo: Doug Peters/PA Wire - Credit: PA

With only two studio albums, the band became the best selling girl group of the digital era, and fourth of all time. Since the group's formation in 2003, they have sold 54 million records worldwide.

Their 2005-hit 'Don't Cha' topped the charts around the world.

Two masterclasses are being held on Sunday. A junior/beginner class for those nine-year-olds and above from 2pm-3.30pm and an advanced dancers class for 11-year-olds and above from 4pm-5.30pm. The classes need to be booked in advance, subject to availability.

To book go to: www.kimberleywyatt.com/kimberley-wyatts-dance-academy

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