Girls Aloud star Kimberley did what her pal said was best

Kimberley Walsh spent months playing Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical on London’s West End, so you’d think she’d want to enjoy some time off.

But she says Girls Aloud pal Cheryl Cole  gave her, erm, strict orders to do Strictly.

‘I asked the other girls before I signed and Cheryl basically told me I had to do it,’ reveals the 30-year-old.

‘They’re really excited. No doubt they’ll come down to cheer me on.’

Nadine Coyle has already Tweeted her support and Chezza’s rooting for Kim too.

‘I think it’s amazing. I can’t wait,’ reveals Cheryl.

‘I’m gonna go watch as much as I can.’

The pair are even training together.

Cheryl and I go to the gym a lot,’ says Kim.

‘She’s great to work out with because she pushes me and she’s got good stamina.’

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