Nicky Byrne: 'Kimberley is my biggest Strictly rival'

Updated: 2012-10-03 17:55


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Nicky Byrne: 'Kimberley is my biggest Strictly rival'

Nicky Byrne believes Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh is his biggest competitor on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Nicky Byrne considers Kimberley Walsh his biggest "rival" on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The Westlife star - who is partnered with newcomer Karen Hauer on the show - claims the Girls Aloud singer is his greatest competitor because they are both from band backgrounds and both experiencing a similar level of nerves.

He said: "When I was on tour with Westlife, we danced but we didn't have anyone judging us and it was all a bit of fun. This is completely different.

"Kimberley Walsh form Girls Aloud is in a similar position to me, only she went to stage school too. I love all the rivalry that is going on with Kimberley and I."

However, his dancing prowess has led him to get a nickname from his family - Glitterballs.

He joked: "My wife is buzzing with excitement. She will come to all the shows - we are very much a team.

"Her sister Cecelia nicknamed m Glitterballs and now that's the running joke in my family. I like to put a smile on their faces."