Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood ‘I thought Kimberley Walsh was a bit dull’

Craig Revel Horwood has admitted that he is slowly warming to Kimberley Walsh on Strictly Come Dancing.

The sharp tongued judge revealed that he didn’t particularly like the Girls Aloud star when she first started on the BBC series, because he thought she was too ‘dull.’

The Australian star constantly criticised the blonde beauty for not putting enough personality into her routines but on Saturday’s show he praised her jive with Pasha Kovalev and said that he had enjoyed her energy, her speed and her attitude.

On last night’s ‘It Takes Two’ Craig told Zoe Ball that he wants to see more of the same from the singer and explained:

“I really loved it, she is really starting to grow on me and I think she’s a massive contender for the final I really, really do.”

He added:

“She’s got a fantastic personality, which she’s now bringing to it. I thought she was a bit dull to begin with. I did, I really did but with confidence her personality is now coming through her feet which is great.”

This weekend, as they try to pass the quarterfinal stage, the contestants and their professional partners will be taking on a dance fusion routine. They will be meshing two completely different styles of dancing into one routine and yesterday Kim and Pasha still hadn’t got theirs ready. She tweeted:

“What fusion would you like to see me and @PashaKovalev do??? Gonna be so much fun! #scd”

Kimberley Walsh on Strictly Come Dancing

She’s willing to put in the hours though and first thing on Monday morning Walsh was back in the rehearsal studios and wrote:

“On my way to dance fusion rehearsals with @PashaKovalev here we go…#scd”

Are you enjoying Kimberley’s dance routines each weekend? Do you think she’s coming out of her shell and can she win? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!