Chris Hoy is top of the Strictly Come Dancing wish-list, says Darcey Bussell

BBC bosses are keen to secure the Olympic champion for a spin around this year's Strictly ballroom


They might have already secured Judy Murray, the mum of tennis champ Andy, but it seems BBC1’s Saturday night hit Strictly Come Dancing are still in the market for a Scottish sports star. 


According to judge and former prima-ballerina Darcey Bussell, Chris Hoy is at the top of their “most-wanted list.”

“Hopefully we get a Scottish sports person, that would be quite cool,” Bussell told The Telegraph. “We’ve already been trying to get Chris Hoy, who of course did so incredibly well in the Olympics.”

“We always try,” she continued, “and we still have to work a bit on him as he’s always been busy. Hopefully now his job as an ambassador for the Commonwealth Games is over he might consider it.”

If Hoy were to don a sequinned suit and join Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray and Alison Hammond on the Strictly dancefloor, he’d be following in the footsteps of fellow Olympians Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith, who competed in 2012, and numerous other sports stars. 

With just weeks to go until Strictly is back on our TV screens, and 12 celebrities still to be announced for this year’s competition, only time will tell if the BBC bosses’ dreams have come true this time around…


Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 later this year