Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kimberley Walsh says Cheryl Cole told her to do the show!

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Kimberley Walsh has revealed that it was Cheryl Cole who persuaded her to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing this year.

It was confirmed last night that Kimberley was a part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up, and she explained today how she ran the decision past her Girls Aloud bandmates.

"I asked Girls Aloud before I signed up to it, and Cheryl basically told me I had to do it. She gave me no choice!" Kimberley said.

She went on: "They're really excited about it, they're really happy that I'm going it. For them it's going to be great because they can just chill out and watch. They are really supportive of the decision so they'll no doubt be coming down to cheer me on."

Asked whether she'd be up for dancing to one of her own songs, Kimberley said: "I thought about that actually, whether I would ever have to do that. I wouldn't mind to be honest; you're in tune with the music so much. For me, the music choice is quite a big thing, I'm going to be quite bossy about that!"

Meanwhile Cheryl Cole has said she can’t wait to see her bandmate Walsh on Strictly Come Dancing 2012.

The singer told BBC‘s Newsbeat yesterday that she reckons Kimberley will be amazing on the BBC One show.

“I think it’s amazing. I can’t wait actually,” she revealed. “I’m gonna go watch as much as I can.”

But Cheryl, who will be back on Strictly’s rival show The X Factor this year, admitted she was worried Kimberley would worry too much about being perfect.

“She’s really hard on herself that’s the only thing I worry about,” she told the website this evening. “She is a perfectionist and if she doesn’t feel like she’s doing it perfectly she’ll give herself a hard time. So I am going to have to rein that in.”

Kimberley will find out who her professional dance partner is on Saturday night when [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] starts on BBC One at 6:30PM.

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