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Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh will take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing series Photo: PA

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh is the latest celebrity to be unveiled as a contestant in the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 30-year-old posted a picture of herself on Twitter that showed her wearing a revealing red glittery outfit, along with the message: "Dancing the cha cha cha...".

Her dancing partner is yet to be revealed, but Walsh also shared a photograph of her practising with professional dancer Anton du Beke.

Professional dancer Anton du Beke has previously partnered Nancy Dell'Olio and Anne Widdecombe Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive

Also revealed as taking to the dancefloor is Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold and actress Dani Harmer.

Westlife's Nicky Byrne will be putting on his dancing shoes Credit: ui Mok/PA Archive

Earlier today, contestants were seen arriving at rehearsals at a south London dance studio on Saturday, hiding behind masks of show host Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The stars will all be revealed next week ahead of the recording of the launch show which will be broadcast on BBC1 next Saturday.

Clues to the identities of the other celebrity dancers have been revealed on the Strictly website, including one next to a bright pink dress saying: "Now she's in the Strictly frame. Can this lady stand out from the pack?".

Another clue, shown alongside a picture of a red jacket and black trousers, reads: "This guy is onto a good thing going into Strictly Come Dancing in 2012."