Kimberley Walsh wants Xtra Factor job

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2011
Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud beauty Kimberley Walsh would love to be chosen as Konnie Huq's replacement on 'The Xtra Factor'

Kimberley Walsh wants to present 'The Xtra Factor'.

The Girls Aloud beauty admits she would love to take over from Konnie Huq - who was dropped from the ITV2 spin-off show earlier this month after failing to impress viewers - although would find it hard to stay impartial because bandmate and close friend Cheryl Cole is a judge.

Kimberley - who shot to fame after winning a place in Girls Aloud after competing on television talent show 'Popstars: The Rivals' in 2002 - said: "It's too easy to criticise Konnie - it's a tough job trying to keep everything moving on an hour of live TV. A lot of people tell me I should do it, but I think I'd be too biased with Cheryl being a judge.

"Then again I'd love to do it because I've been there and know what the contestants are going through so I'd be able to help them. I get on well with Simon Cowell, he's always been really nice. He's got something about him that I like and respect."

While Kimberley - who has previously presented for 'The X Factor' during the show's final and also helped Cheryl choose her finalists in 2008 - is keen for the coveted job, she faces competition from the likes of Jeff Brazier and Emma Willis.

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