Her incredible curves got a whole new level of attention thanks to the skimpy ensembles she sported during her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
And Kimberley Walsh has joked that the interest in her famous bottom has now got so out of control that her rear has taken on a 'life of its own'.
Showcasing her enviable figure and tiny waist in a sexy shoot for the February edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, the 31-year-old singer admitted even her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts can't resist a cheeky grope from time to time.
'It's taken on a life of its own': Kimberley Walsh opened up about the attention surrounding her killer curves as she posed in a sexy shoot for the February edition of Cosmopolitan magazine
Speaking about her killer curves, Kimberley said: 'I find it hard to talk about myself being sexy, but I guess my shape is more womanly than the model look, and that’s sexier. I go with it; that’s how I am!
'But it’s not like putting on a dress suddenly makes you feel sexy. You need to feel good about yourself first. And I do – physically I’m really fit, and I’m really happy.
'[My bottom] has got a life of its own! Something about my bum was trending on Twitter recently and I was like, "Oh, my god, you lot are crazy!" Nicola loves to give my bum a squeeze too. She’s very toned and a completely different shape so she’s like, "It’s a sponge!"'
'I'm a bit psycho': The 31-year-old singer admitted she is a 'glutton for punishment' and was thrilled to have the opportunity to push herself to the limit when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing
Joking that she is a 'glutton for punishment', the Bradford-born beauty explained she was thrilled to take part in Strictly Come Dancing - in which she finished as runner-up last month - as she can't resist a challenge.
She added: 'I love a challenge. If there’s something where I’m like, "I don’t know if I can do that," I’ll do it – just to prove I can. What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment. I’m a bit psycho like that.'
Kimberley has been dating boyfriend Justin Scott for almost 10 years, and despite the pair having been in a relationship for almost a decade, they are in no rush to marry.
Mummy-to-be? Kimberley explained she is keen to settle down and have a family with her long-term partner Justin Scott in the future
Enviable figure: The Bradford-born beauty's stunning physique garnered a whole new level of attention thanks to the skimpy ensembles she wore throughout her stint on Strictly Come Dancing
'I have divorced parents, so you try to be really sensible and not do it until the time is really right, and then it just goes on and on, and then you don’t have the time! But eventually we will.'She explained in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine: 'I’ve never been one of those girls who’s like, "Oh, my god, my wedding day is going to be the be-all and end-all of my life".
She joked: 'The thought of it would probably make him want to crawl into the ground! At my sister’s wedding he literally had to have her stand by him, so no, he’s definitely not pushing for it. He just had a total freak-out of nerves, so I think he’d be the same for me.'
Despite her apparent reluctance to get married, Kimberley admitted she is keen to settle down and have a family.
She added: 'I’ve started looking to the future a bit more. I do eventually want to settle down and have a family, which is why I’m fulfilling all of my dreams and selfish ambitions right now.
'I could definitely have a baby as part of Girls Aloud. The girls would support me because, as much as we put the group first, family is more important than any job. I’m not there yet, though.'
The full interview with Kimberley Walsh appears in February issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, on sale now.
For behind-the-scenes footage of Kimberley’s cover shoot, please visit www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/kimberley
Long-term love: Although Kimberley has been in a relationship with Justin Scott for almost 10 years, she insists they are in no rush to get married