08/10/2017 08:59 BST | Updated 09/10/2017 11:43 BST

Louise Redknapp Is Looking To The Future After Split From Husband Jamie

'I became a Stepford wife... 'Strictly' made me realise I couldn't go back to that.'

Louise Redknapp has opened up about her split from husband Jamie, revealing it has allowed her to focus more on herself.

The two have been married for just under 20 years, but rumours began circulating earlier this year that they were seeking a divorce, which Louise recently confirmed in an interview with ‘This Morning’.

In a fresh interview with Stella magazine, Louise has now offered more details about the break-up, revealing that her involvement in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pushed her to rethink what she wanted for her future.

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Louise Redknapp

She explained: “I became a sort of Stepford Wife, wanting to be perfect at it. It was only when I agreed to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ that I realised I couldn’t just go back to that.

“I didn’t want to continue running around after everyone else, and occasionally promoting a yogurt or doing a little TV presenting job. I wanted to sing, I wanted to perform.”

Louise went on to say that the split has not been easy because she and Jamie are still involved in each other’s lives. 

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Louise and Jamie in one of their final public appearances as a couple last year
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