Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kimberley Walsh

Everything you need to know about this Girls Aloud songstress's path to Strictly...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kimberley Walsh
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Name: Kimberley Walsh

Age: 30

Twitter: @KimberleyJWalsh

Website: Girlsaloud.co.uk

Famous for: Being one fifth of Girls Aloud, plus an actress, TV presenter etc

Bio: Kimberley Walsh had her first taste of fame as child actress in an advert for George at ASDA. But the Yorkshire lass is best known for her vocal talents as one fifth of girl band Girls Aloud.

She is no stranger to reality TV, having appeared on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. During the series Louis Walsh joined Kimberley with Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole to form a band that then went on to win the competition.

Girls Aloud are one of few reality TV winners to become an international success - the group has sold over ten million records worldwide since the end of the show.

In 2009 Girls Aloud decided to go on a break to pursue solo projects. Since then Kimberley has performed with Jamie Cullum, Neyo and Ronan Keeting. She has also co-hosted comedy chat show Suck My Pop on music channel Viva; appeared in her very own Sky1 documentary, Kimberley Walsh: Blue Jean Girl, where she travelled the world studying the clothing industry; landed a role in Horrid Henry: The Movie; and made her stage debut as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical.

Most recently, Kimberley teamed up with Alfi Boe to record the Team GB Olympic single One Vision.

Girls Aloud first charmed the nation with their number one hit Sound of the Underground. See it here...

The Promise is one of their more recent chart toppers...

See Kimberley as Princess Fiona in the West End hit Shrek: The Musical...

And singing with the star of Les Miserables Alfie Boe for the Team GB single...

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