Kimberley Walsh: 'I Thought I Was Losing My Mind'


Kimberley Walsh has revealed she is finding it hard to juggle her Strictly Come Dancing schedule with rehearsals for the Girls Aloud comeback tour, as she battles to overcome a recent injury.

But despite her heavy workload, Kimberley wouldn’t change a thing. The singer told The Sun: “When I signed up, I probably wouldn’t have expected to get so far in Strictly!"

“But I knew about the Girls Aloud work when I started, so although it’s been tricky and very busy, I wouldn’t change it for anything.

She says that the Strictly 'madness' is not only confined to her: “I must admit, I’ve had a few moments where I’ve thought I’m losing my mind. But I’m not the only one — Dani (Harmer) is rehearsing for panto and everyone has careers besides Strictly."

“It’s just a final push to go now. We can do it!”

This week, Kimberley and Pasha are performing a Charleston to 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and an American smooth — a mix of waltz, tango and foxtrot — to Peggy Lee’s 'Fever'.

Kimberley said: “Despite the injuries, I’m feeling quite confident because they’re great routines.

“The Charleston is really fun and it’s a great song and the American smooth is obviously completely different, very dramatic, so I’m looking forward to them both.

There is no doubt that Kimberley is feeling confident following last week's show: “Last week’s scores definitely gave me a boost. No matter what happens now, I was really pleased to make those improvements that got us a perfect score. That was a brilliant moment.”

With rehearsal time scarce, Kimberley has taken partner Pasha to all her Girls Aloud rehearsals.

She said: “He’s really slotted into the Girls Aloud family very easily. They absolutely adore him.

“When they go off for lunch or something, he’s waiting in the wings so we can practise.

“It’s been especially hard this week. I’ve been dancing from 9am to 10pm, whether it be for Strictly or with the girls.”

With the final now just a week away, Kimberley thinks the winner title could belong to anyone.

She said: “In terms of dance talent, we’re all pretty close, so it will come down to whoever the audience wants to win.

“They’ll vote for the person they enjoy watching dance, so I couldn’t tell you who that will be. Whatever happens, I’ve had a brilliant time.”#

It looks as if the Girls Aloud comeback has really taken off as they were pictured leaving a studio with Mark Ronson on Thursday (13 Dec).

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