From Shrek to Strictly: Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up
08:23 GMT, 27 August 2012
She's one-fifth of one of Britain's biggest girl bands and has had a starring role in a West End musical.
And Kimberley Walsh looks set to add another string to her bow as she prepares to join the line-up for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The Girls Aloud singer has reportedly signed up to appear in the next season of the BBC One show, which hits screens next month.
Hitting the dancefloor: Kimberley Walsh has reportedly signed up for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'When we heard she was interested we were thrilled. Now everyone's dying to see her moves. She's a great name to have got.'
The 30-year-old Shrek actress joins the likes of Olympic heroes Sir Steve Redgrave and Victoria Pendleton, as well as Westlife singer Nicky /08/27/article-2194131-13F1A016000005DC-213_468x527.jpg” width=”468″ height=”527″ alt=”From the kitchen to the dancefloor: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will also appear in the upcoming series of the BBC One show” class=”blkBorder” />
From the kitchen to the dancefloor: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will also appear in the upcoming series of the BBC One show
Meanwhile, Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is thought to have signed up to the upcoming series of Strictly.
A source told The Sun: 'The Great British Bake Off has been a huge ratings success for the BBC and we are delighted that Paul is now on board.
'He has a reputation for being a tough cookie and it will be interesting to see how he copes once he is out of his comfort zone.'
Olympians: Victoria Pendleton and Sir Steve Redgrave are rumoured to be among those appearing in this year's Strictly
Former supermodel Jerry Hall, ex-EastEnders star Sid Owen, and TV presenters Sian Williams and Fern Britton are also thought to have signed up to appear in Strictly.
Meanwhile, a host of Olympians have also made it clear they would like to appear on the Saturday night show, including swimmer Rebecca Adlington and gymnast Beth Tweddle.
Preparing for the cha cha: Jerry Hall (L) and Fern Britton are set to don their dancing shoes next month
Cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton said last week: 'The idea of being very glamorous, it definitely appeals to me.
'After wearing Lycra suits and tracksuits for so long and not a lot of make-up I think, yeah, that would be good fun.’
The Strictly Come Dancing launch show will air on September 15 and the first live show is on October 5.
Last year's series was won by McFly drummer Harry Judd.
Champions: Harry Judd and his professional partner Aliona Vilani won last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing