There might still be a few months before Strictly Come Dancing is back on our telly screens, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation about which celebrities might be about to whip out the fake tan, cover themselves in sequins and take to the dancefloor…
Rumour has it, Judy, mum of last year's Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, is poised to swap Centre Court for the dancefloor. A source told The Daily Mail: "The final line-up is due to be announced in four weeks’ time and Judy is a long way down in talks to appear on it."
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The 34-year-old TV presenter has just left the Xtra Factor, so chances are she’s got space in her schedule for a spin beneath the glitterball. A source told The Sun, “Caroline is considering her options but she's always been a big fan of Strictly — she's certainly got the legs for it. She knows it could be her next big step and it would be nice to beat Simon in the ratings.” Here’s a video of her strutting her stuff on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief:
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Radio 1 DJ Greg James is reportedly a big fan of Strictly, too. A source close to the star told The Sun: “He was asked to take part last year but had to say no. [BBC] bosses have approached him again, and are keen for him to say yes.” And from what we know about his dancing talents (below) we are pretty keen for him to say yes, too.
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Keegan’s character in long-running soap Coronation Street has just been killed off, so she’d probably welcome something to fill the time. And we can imagine Keegan would feel right at home posing in Strictly’s skimpy, sequinned numbers, but her fiancé Mark Wright put a bit of a spanner in the works, telling Yahoo: “She won’t do it – it’s not her thing. Yeah, she’s not really into dancing.”
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 1/5. If Mark Wright says no...
Talking of Mark Wright, he might have pretty much ruled out an appearance from his other half, but the ex-TOWIE star is considering taking part in the show himself. “I’ve been approached and I’m still thinking about it,” he said. There’s no denying Wright would get on board with Strictly’s obligatory fake tan, but from the look of this video, though, he might be a little bit lacking in the dancing department…
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 4/5. It's time TOWIE made its Strictly debut.
He’s better known for guns and gangs than waltzes and foxtrots, but apparently the BBC are keen to get Kemp on the dancefloor this year. “Strictly bosses believe Ross would prove a massive ratings hit on the show and are determined to get him at all costs. Producers are willing to splash the cash as much as possible to get him on the dance floor,” a source told The Daily Star.
It’s been a good few years since the former EastEnder performed this beauty, but if he can still muster moves like this he’s sure to impress the voting public, if not the judging panel…
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Football pundit Alan Hansen is being lined up for a place in Strictly, if rumours are to be believed. “The feeling is that a deal can be done,” a source told The Sun, adding: “‘He would be a brilliant signing for Strictly. The fact that he is known for his forthright views is a bonus.”
The 58-year-old presenter, who is poised to leave Match of the Day after the World Cup, would be following in the footsteps of a whole host of sports stars including Robbie Savage, Phil Tufnell, Victoria Pendleton, Mark Ramprakash, Colin Jackson and Matt Dawson.
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Capital FM breakfast host Dave Berry is the latest name in the mix according to the Sunday People.
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 4/5. Perhaps he fancies giving his co-host Lisa Snowdon a run for her money, after she placed third in 2008's sixth series?
Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC1 later this year