Who’s going to be on Strictly Come Dancing 2016?

Here are the celebrity names spinning around that glittery rumour mill...

Louise Pentland


This feels like the year Strictly might invite a YouTuber to take to the floor. And 31-year-old fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger Louise Pentland really, really wants to do it. Zoella‘s best ‘chummy’ and an online sensation in her own right, the SprinkleofGlitter star started her own campaign for a spot on the line-up last year with the hashtag #GetLouiseOnStrictly. Could this be her year? “Louise would be amazing,” a source close to the star tells us…


Anna Richardson


Writer and presenter Anna Richardson is known for her no-nonsense, say-it-how-it-is advice. We reckon the 45-year-old, who is known for shows like Supershoppers, Secret Eaters, The Sex Education Show and Supersize v Superskinny, would make an absolutely brilliant Strictly contestant.

And a source close to the star tells RadioTimes.com she would “absolutely love to do it.” So watch this space…

Chris and Xand van Tulleken


Rumour has it Strictly is eying these dishy doctors for the show’s 14th run. The TV twins are no strangers to the small screen. They’ve presented all sorts of BBC science documentaries on all sorts subjects, from love and alcohol consumption to icebergs and ageing.

And, being biologically identical, they often pit themselves against each other for the good of science. It’s a Strictly-Horizon crossover just waiting to happen…

Tameka Empson


The actor behind EastEnders’ hilarious Kim Fox-Hubbard told RadioTimes.com she’d love to do the show. “If Strictly Come Dancing came knocking, I’d be like, “hello!”. I would be dancing all day every day,” she said. “Bring it on! But not I’m a Celebrity. I’m not the right person for that show. I couldn’t do it. It’s not for me.”