Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kimberley Walsh "fantastic" says Pasha Kovalev

Kimberley Walsh (Strictly Come Dancing 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing star Kimberley Walsh has been impressing her pro partner Pasha Kovalev in rehearsals this week.

The duo will be dancing the Foxtrot, with Kimberley hoping to replicate the success of her first dance last weekend.

She recalled the judges' comments: "I hope nimble Kimble sticks, I always get nicknames... Kim, Kimba, Kimbers... Kimble is a new one!"

Discussing her Cha Cha, Kimberley said: "I was delighted, we were kind of in a bit of a daybreak, we really enjoyed the routine, I really didn't expect those scores.

"But it freaked me out on Friday night, I thought the judges would be quite easy on everyone. I just thought, we're not going to be good, we've only been doing it a few weeks! I think they were just in a bad mood."

Looking ahead to this weekend's second live show, and Kimberley confessed training was hard going.

But Pasha insisted: “She is absolutely fanatic, she likes to work she works hard, she has blisters but she ignores him. She wants to keep dancing until she gets it perfect.”


Kimberley added: "I do love the foxtrot but I’m just finding it hard to learn in 3 to 4 days.

“We only ran it today without messing up for the first time!”

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues tonight on BBC One, with all of the celebs performing their second dance.

The first results show will follow on Sunday, with one celeb getting the boot and a performance from the Scissor Sisters.

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