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Kimberley Walsh ready to waltz into Strictly Come Dancing
Bradfiord-born Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh is the latest celebrity to be unveiled as a contestant in the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 30-year-old will be taking to the dancefloor alongside Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold and actress Dani Harmer.
The identities of the other stars include model Jerry Hall, Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and former children’s TV host Johnny Ball.
Referring to her 2009 Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief, Walsh said of her hopes for the show: “I’d love to stay to the end.
“It can’t be harder than climbing a mountain!”.
She posted a picture of herself on Twitter that showed her wearing a revealing red glittery outfit, along with the message: “Dancing the cha cha cha...”.
Her dancing partner is yet to be revealed, but Walsh also shared a photograph of her practising with professional dancer Anton du Beke.
Bradford-born Walsh made her stage debut in the London production of Shrek the Musical last year and has also worked as a television host.