Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicola Roberts joins Kimberley Walsh in training!

Kimberley Walsh (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Kimberley Walsh was joined by her Girls aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts in training yesterday.

There's just a handful of days to go now until Strictly bursts back onto our screens with the first live show on Friday night.

Nicola tweeted yesterday: "Just been to watch @KimberleyJWalsh rehearse for Strictly.. She has worked so hard.."

The pop star added: "It's so tough!!!! I'm so proud of her she's amazing x "

However it seems that Kimberley's recent rehearsals haven't been going too well.

"Right time to cha cha cha my self to rehearsals! #scd" she tweeted.

The West End performer, who is partnered with hunky Pasha Kovalev, added: "Well I think I left my brain at home today...it certainly wasn't in the dance studio! #scd"

And she later told her followers: "My feeeeeet!!!!!!!! #scd"

Meanwhile Daybreak host Richard Arnold has got himself a new celebrity fan, in the form of X Factor judge Gary Barlow.

The pair met at Daybreak studios yesterday, with Gary later tweeting him: "Richard Arnold good luck with the Macarana"

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows start this Friday on BBC One, and continue on Saturday.

Fortunately for the celebs, there will be no elimination this Sunday, with their scores being carried over to the second week.

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