Knee physio for 'Strictly's' Kimberley Walsh

Thursday November 1, 2012

Kimberley Walsh is undergoing physio to get her in shape for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing after damaging her knee.

The Bradford-born beauty is thought to be suffering an injury common to runners - iliotibial band syndrome - and has been having treatment for the past few days.

The Girls Aloud star said she had her "fingers crossed" she would be up to full fitness to perform a salsa on this weekend's show with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

It is the latest injury to beset this series following Aliona Vilani's damaged ankle - which put her out of the show - and James Jordan's broken nose.

Kimberley said: "I've got a little bit of a bad knee which is causing me a bit of trouble, but I'm getting physio every day and I'm crossing everything that I'll be able to salsa this weekend, so fingers crossed."

She added that, other than her injury, "training's going well".

On last Saturday's show Kimberley pulled off her best dance of the series, landing 31 points from the judges which put her in joint second place behind Louis Smith.

Photo: © BBC

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