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Kimberley Walsh has revealed that Cheryl Cole encouraged her to perform on Strictly Come Dancing. The Girls Aloud singer said that her bandmates support her decision to be a contestant in this year's competition. "I asked them before I signed up to it, and Cheryl basically told me I had to do it," said Walsh. "She gave me no choice! "They're really excited about it - they're really happy that I'm doing it. For them it's going to be great because they can just chill out and watch. "They are really supportive of the decision, so they'll no doubt be coming down to cheer me on." Walsh was confirmed as a contestant on the upcoming season (more) »

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