PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Kerry Katona flashes her stomach during gruelling workout with BFF Ampika Pickston... as she confirms she has 'moved in' with Real Housewives Of Cheshire star
She has confirmed she has moved in with her new BFF Ampika Pickston, as she embarks on a 'new chapter' in her life.?
And proving that she and the Real Housewives of Cheshire star are inseparable of late, Kerry Katona was seen embarking on a gruelling workout with her pal, as they honed their svelte frames in the gym.?
The former Atomic Kitten singer, 37, was seen flashing a look at her stomach while clad in her gym wear and made sure to flaunt her toned biceps, as she posed mid-session.?
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Flashing her abs: Kerry Katona, 37, was seen embarking on a gruelling workout with her pal and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ampika Pickton
Determined Kerry appeared to be on a mission as she put her body through its paces during the joint training session.
She stepped out sporting monochrome leggings that sheathed her pins and a complementing white Adidas vest top, that she paired with a printed sports bra underneath.?
Lifting her top up to sit on her chest, Kerry proudly flaunted the results so far of her training regime, as she exposed her stomach while throwing her arms up into the air.?
Choosing to forgo her make-up for her workout, Kerry appeared fresh-faced, with her cropped blonde tresses swept over to the side. The star was seen carrying out a number of exercises, to target different areas of her body, while lifting heavy weights.?
Checking for the results? She was seen exposing her stomach as she lifted up her gym top mid-session
Svelte: The former Atomic Kitten singer drew attention to her physique in form-fitting gymwear
Working up a sweat: Kerry was seen performing a series of lunges in her workout gear
Just chilling: She and Ampika were seen working on their upper body strength as they hung from a bar
The beauty was seen raising heavy kettlebells above her head and lunging across the gym, while Ampika followed suit.?
The reality star was clad in a revealing sports bra that boasted an intricate cut-out pattern across the chest and vibrantly patterned skin-tight lyrca leggings. She wore her locks back into a loose ponytail and appeared to be leading the way, as she and Kerry headed out of the gym for a run.?
Despite their hard-hitting efforts, the girls were seen beaming from ear-to-ear as they headed home from their workout together, covering up from the chill in quilted coats.?
Feeling the pain? Kerry was seen lifting a huge weight plate above her head during one exercise
Revealing: Kerry teased a look at her ample bust as she bent over to work on her arms
Their appearance comes after Kerry recently revealed she has moved in with Ampika, following the break down of her marriage to George Kay.
The singer posted a beaming selfie on her Instagram account with the shock announcement she was now living with the brunette - who is widely rumoured to be returning to the show.
Captioning the shot, she wrote: 'Good morning you beautiful people!!
'Ready for the next chapter in my life with the help from my Guardian angel who I have just moved in with @ampikapickston1 Home from Home!'
The star - who raises children Molly, Lilly-Sue with her ex-husband Brian McFadden, Max and Heidi with second spouse Mark Croft and Dylan-Jorge with estranged husband George - was met with an influx of queries from fans.
Having a ball: The gruelling session didn't appear to get her down, as Kerry was seen larking about in the gym
Fresh-faced: She chose to forgo her make-up and embrace her natural beauty while exercising
Battling through: She was seen powering through each rep?
One fan enthused: 'Omg I b****y love you and ampika - this is got to be true about you joining [the cast]'.
A second follower posted: 'Pleeease say you're joining the housewives, you would be brilliant and bring @ampikapickston1 back with you xx'.
It followed rumours claiming Kerry will be joining the Real Housewives Of Cheshire for a Christmas special cameo - supposedly a stepping stone to joining the cast full-time.
Ampika, who was one of the original stars of the show, quit after five seasons but is thought to be making a comeback in early 2018.
According to the Sunday Mirror, the singer has been approached by TV bosses and is on the verge of joining the ITVBe cast in 2018.?Kerry?is no stranger to reality television having previously appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and In Therapy.
Lifting: Kerry wasn't afraid to take on the heavier weights as she honed her frame
Grin and bear it: Kerry battled through the burn and appeared focus during her training session
Loving life! She wasn't afraid to flaunt her toned biceps while lifting up her gym top to reveal her patterned sports bra
Knackered: The beauty was left on her knees after her hard efforts
'Kerry’s private life is as dramatic as an episode of Real Housewives of Cheshire, so she’ll fit right in,' a source told the publication. 'She used to live in the area so there’s no reason why she couldn’t be part of the Cheshire set.
'The plan is a cameo with Kerry being seen there cooking on Christmas Day – but who knows where it may lead.'?
The rumours come after it was claimed Kerry had left Atomic Kitten again after she insulted fellow member Natasha Hamilton and called her a 'toxic c***' while intoxicated on stage.
She then took to Instagram to confirm that she has left the band for the second time, saying she was 'gutted' not to be a member of the chart-topping trio anymore.
Dressed for the occasion: Kerry paired together monochrome leggings with a white Adidas sports vest
In sync! She and reality star Ampika carried out a series of lunges side by side
In the zone: The girls proved they were not easily distracted as they focused on their workout
The star posted a message to her 109,000 followers writing: 'Gutted that I am no longer apart of Atomic Kitten!! Wish the girls all the love and happiness in the world!!' (sic) followed crying emojis.
Alongside the photo she wrote: 'Was very proud to be the founder member of AK! Had some amazing times with the kittens! And gutted not to be apart of that no more! I guess I’ll keep to knock knock jokes from now on' (sic)
According to Daily Star, the singer - who was replaced by Jenny Frost when she sensationally left in 2001 - was filmed at a Manchester PA last month when she began her profanity laden rant aimed at Natasha.
According to reports, when a judge at the appearance told her to 'lose the ginger' – suggesting Natasha – Kerry answered: 'I’m not being funny, Atomic Kitten – I always saw her as toxic c***.'
Taking a break: Kerry was seen catching her breath, while Ampika carried out her reps
Animated display: Kerry seemed in high spirits despite the gruelling session?
However, Kerry's nasty words allegedly didn't go unnoticed after Natasha and fellow member Liz McClarnon got wind of her bandmate's rant, subsequently telling Kerry she was out of the band at a Butlins gig last weekend following her verbal attack.
Following the performance, concert goers reportedly took to Twitter to share that Kerry announced that it was their final performance together.
'Natasha is adamant that Kerry is out of the band,' an insider told the publication. 'Management are hoping to smooth things over but it's not looking likely. Natasha is really hurt and angry. Especially because she has supported Kerry through so much in the past.'
Revealing: Ampika sported an intricately cut sports bra that teased a look at her buxom bust
And twist: The girls have formed a close friendship of late
Pals that train together...: Kerry recently revealed she has moved in with Ampika, following the breakdown of her marriage to ex-husband George Kay
Big reveal: Kerry had shared the news on Instagram, as she penned: 'Ready for the next chapter in my life with the help from my Guardian angel who I have just moved in with @ampikapickston1 Home from Home!'
New show? It followed rumours claiming Kerry will be joining the Real Housewives Of Cheshire for a Christmas special cameo - supposedly a stepping stone to joining the cast full-time
Comeback: Ampika, who was one of the original stars of the show is thought to be making a comeback in early 2018
Done it all before! Kerry is no stranger to reality television having previously appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and In Therapy
New addition: A source told Sunday Mirror: 'Kerry’s private life is as dramatic as an episode of Real Housewives of Cheshire, so she’ll fit right in,' a source told the publication. She used to live in the area so there’s no reason why she couldn’t be part of the Cheshire set'
According to the paper, Natasha's decision came to light after she watched footage of Kerry's expletive-filled rant with fellow member Liz taking the flame-haired beauty's side in the stand off.
The source added: 'Natasha has ruled out singing with Kerry again. Liz normally stays out of the drama but has sided with Natasha and Kerry has once again found herself out of the band.'
Natasha, meanwhile, has denied 'kicking Kerry out of the band' and?said of the scandal on Twitter: 'I haven't spoken to @KerryKatona7 over calling me C**t. I wasn't there so I let it go. So don't know where all these stories are coming...
'Liz and I have had Kerry's back since the day she came back to the band and have been there for her through thick and thing. We always will.
'As for kicking her out the band? Complete rubbish. Both Liz and I can't do any more gigs until mid-next year because we are in theatre shows.'
Catching her breath: Ampika appeared to steal a moment's of rest in between reps
Go girl! Like Kerry, she made sure not to shy away from the weights
Intense: The beauty stole a look at her abs in her revealing gym wear
Sweaty work: Kerry was seen battling with a rowing machine in a bid to tone her arms and chest
In competition! The girls weren't afraid to challenge each other on the machines
Best foot forward: As well as their workout, the girls were seen going for a run around the area
Leading the way: Ampika stood out in a vibrant pair of form-fitting leggings
Honing her bod: She was seen getting a few technical tips from their trainer
Putting him in his place? Kerry appeared to give her trainer as good as she got?
Pushing through! Ampika tried her hand at the notoriously difficult air bikes
Cardio time! The duo hit the streets with their trainer to get their heart rate going
In the zone: Kerry seemed to take to the outdoor run with a breeze?
Catching a chill? It no doubt was a shock to the system given the dropping temperatures outside
Beaming: Despite their intense training session, Kerry and Ampika flashed huge smiles as they left the gym
Quenching her thirst: Kerry was seen re-hydrating with a bottle of water on her exit
Chic: Despite her gym date, Ampika wasn't without her usual glamour as she toted a plush handbag
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