THE RUMOUR: BBC Breakfast’s first lady is set to grace this year’s Strictly dance floor. Following her appearance on a BBC newsreaders’ Strictly Children in Need routine with Robin Windsor back in 2011, Susanna is rumoured to be joining our first confirmed contestant Vanessa Feltz and the 13 other celebs taking part in the eleventh series. But can she better her BBC co-host Bill Turnbull who finished sixth back in 2005…?
QUOTE FROM “A SOURCE”: “We’re delighted to get Susanna on the show. She is the most popular thing on breakfast TV and is loved by millions. She is used to getting up early for her job, but she faces a tough schedule now to fit everything in along with her family life.” (The Mirror)
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 4/5. There’s no doubting Susanna has the talent to replicate newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky’s winning streak, but her participation in this year’s competition will require a gruelling commute. The most popular BBC Breakfast host of all time (according to readers of RadioTimes.com) lives in South London and already spends three days a week journeying hundreds of miles to the BBC studios in Salford, so logistics are the only barrier to her success on the dancefloor. That said, we’re sure there are plenty of male viewers out there keen to see her model Strictly’s famously skimpy outfits…