Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kimberley Walsh "thrilled" with partner Pasha!

Kimberley Walsh (Strictly Come Dancing)

Kimberley Walsh has aid she's thrilled with being partnered with Pasha Kovalev on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 celebrity and professional pairings were revealed on Saturday night's launch show.

The Girls Aloud star admitted she was too scared to know if she did well in her first dance on Saturday night's launch, admitting she just wanted to get it over with!

"I was too scared to know if it looked good or not, I was just trying to go with it and get it over with! I enjoyed it though, it was fun," she said.

Saturday's launch saw Kimberley paired with Pasha, who finished second last year with Chelsee Healey.

"I was really excited, look what I got!" Pasha beamed.

Kimberley added: "He's a good teacher, but I think Cheslee will be a bit jealous! She can come and show me some moves"

Chatting after the filming of the launch show, Kimberley revealed how her Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl Cole had persuaded her to sign up for the show, saying: "Cheryl said I'd be perfect for it!"

Kimberley has been tipped to go far in the competition, but she insisted: "I can't think even about that so far. If I get to learn just a couple of dances I'll be happy."

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows start on October 5 on BBC One.

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