Strictly star Kimberley also thinks the show is in desperate need of 'decent contestants'.
Speaking to The Sun Kimba says: "I think it misses Cheryl."
"She was brilliant on it and I think she's missed. She and Simon were very amusing to watch. It was a good chemistry and I think that is missed."
Kimberley then hinted that she reckons this year the show has become less about the talent, more about the drama, saying:
"The whole line up of judges has changed over the years and the time Cheryl was involved was a great time, there were some great winners and it was all about the talent."
Cheryl with her girls Katie Waissell, Rebecca Ferguson and Cher Lloyd. Copyright: [itv]
And the Girls Aloud star most definitely thinks that Strictly is better than X Factor this year, just because it isn't as serious.
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Kimberley says: "The thing about Strictly is it is so happy. It's a warm show and people have embraced it."
Kimberley on Strictly. Copyright [BBC]
"People want escapism, they want to be happy, and The X Factor is a lot more serious. It is people's lives at stake and it does really matter if people go."
*cough* Ella Henderson *cough*
And that is exactly why we all need to pick up our phones and vote!