How stagey are you? Ben Forster vs Kimberley Walsh
The battles turn festive as this pair of elves step up to the plate
Ben shot to fame when he appeared on and won Andrew Lloyd Webber's ITV programme Superstar.
As a result, Forster played the lead role 2012 arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. His other theatre credits include The Rocky Horror Show and Evita.
He is currently playing Buddy in Elf at the Dominion Theatre.
Kimberley is best known for being one fifth of the pop sensations Girls Aloud.
She made her West End theatre debut in 2012, playing Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical.
Kimberley is currently playing Jovie in Elf at the Dominion Theatre.
It was to see my mate Kerry Ellis play Grizabella in Cats earlier this year. 1
I've just had my little boy, so I've not been as much as usual recently. But the last one was Miss Saigon, I loved it. It's my favourite musical. 1
I probably own all of them! Nostalgia wise, Jesus Christ Superstar with Stephen Balsamo is just amazing. I also love the Les Mis one with Colm Wilkinson. 1
Probably about eight. Miss Saigon is definitely my favourite. 1
Ade Edmondson, Stephen Fry, Anthony Head, me and Emma Bunton backstage at Rocky Horror. 1
Michael Simkins, Rodney Earl Clarke, Denise van Outen, Michael Xavier, me and Kerry Ellis backstage at Sweet Charity. 1
About seven times I think! 1
Three times. 1
I would invite Joan Rivers for comedy value, and Bette Midler because she's a legend and I LOVE her. I'd also invite Stephen Fry, I met him when we did Rocky Horror but didn't get to talk to him properly and I think he's fascinating. 1
Beyonce, Elaine Paige and Lea Salonga, I'm obsessed with her. I'm not sure if Beyonce would get on with them but I'd give it a try. 1
Probably Mel C because she's a Spice Girl. She comes to all my first nights, she's amazing! 1
It depends how you measure fame, but I guess either Gary Barlow or Cheryl [Fernandez-Versini], which is bizarre to say that, but I guess she is. 1
Of course! 1
Finishing JCS at the O2 and having Bono and the Edge, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Carr, Katherine Jenkins, Tim Minchin and Mel C in my dressing room. That was amazing." 2 [UBERSTAGEY]
I met Olivia Newton-John at the Royal Variety once, that was exciting. I also met Lea Salonga in New York when I was doing The Passions of Girls Aloud and I did a Les Mis challenge. 1
Getting underneath my quilt in my bed with my Walkman and listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Greatest Hits. It was a mixture of Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera and all these songs. I remember thinking how amazing it was and how I wanted to be in that world. 1 [Love this]
I used to do a lot of home performances when I was a child, so probably performing "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" from Annie with my sister in the living room, obviously I was Molly. 1
Eat and watch TV. 0
Have a nice big glass of red wine and just chill out. 0
It's a smashing performance from Ben who joins Simon Lipkin in second place in the stagey league table. Oh to be a fly on the wall in his JCS dressing room.
At the beginning of our chat, Kimberley told us she 'wasn't very stagey', we beg to differ. Also, we'd like an invite to your dinner party with Bey, Elaine and Lea please Kimberley.
Stagey League Table
1. Simon Bailey
2. Ben Forster
2. Simon Lipkin
=4. Sabrina Aloueche
=4. Susie McKenna
=4. Eva Noblezada
=4. Jon Robyns
=4. Lauren Samuels
9. Amelia Lily
=9. Scott Garnham
=11. Gina Beck
=11. Cassie Compton
=11. Sharon D. Clarke
=11. Lucie Jones
=11. Kimberley Walsh
=16. Carrie Hope Fletcher
=16. Marc Elliott
=16. Aaron Sidwell