Actress and singer Louise Redknapp is to divorce her husband, former football star and sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, after 19 years of marriage.

The Sun newspaper has reported that Louise, 43, who has two children with Jamie, 44, moved out of the family home seven months ago.

Louse, who has just finished performing in Cabaret at the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin, was a member of nineties girl group Eternal and her career enjoyed a new lease of life when she appeared on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

She also appeared on the Strictly tour for nine months and it's being claimed that her time on the show reawakened her passion for stage work rather than being a stay-at-home mum. It is also said that she is trying to relaunch her pop career.