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MetiNews.Com - The rumour mill has thrown up some big names so far for the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line-up
Breaking News ! The rumour mill is throwing up new names thick and fast for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly has been a huge ratings winner for the BBC for 16 years now, with champions including Alesha Dixon, Louis Smith, Stacey Dooley, Harry Judd and last year' winner Kelvin Fletcher. There has been some speculation that Strictly 2020 was under threat due to coronavirus, but appearing on Good Morning Britain last month, judge Craig Revel-Horwood said: "There’s a contingency plan in place with the producers to bring it to the nation and of course it is such a wonderful show, such a happy show, everyone knows it’s the lead-up to Christmas. “People want to feel good about themselves and what better way of doing that than dancing, so yeah, we are keeping our fingers crossed.” Read More Related Articles Byker Grove cast Where are they Now? What happened once the credits rolled on hit BBC show Read More Related Articles I'm A Celebrity line-up rumours so far as stars are linked to new series Speaking of speculation, there has been plenty on who might be taking a spin in the BBC ballroom this time round. Here are the rumours so far... Cheryl Last week, bookie Ladbrokes have switched up the odds to 4/1 for Cheryl to have a crack at the Glitterball Trophy. (Image: PA) A spokesperson for the bookmakers said that Cheryl could well be about to become the second the Girls Aloud lot by compete on Strictly following on from Kimberley Walsh who reached the final in 2012, narrowly missing out to winning couple Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace. The rumours swirled after her BBC show The Greatest Dancer was axed after two series. Jade Thirlwall Cheryl might not be the only North East lass in the ballroom with odds being slashed on Little Mix star Jade competing this year. Jade Thirlwall tipped for Strictly this year as bookies slash odds (Image: PA) Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: "There's lots of rumours flying around now about who will line up on the next series of Strictly and we think Jade would be a huge hit. "We've slashed the odds on it happening to just 2-1." "Jade is a woman of many talents so we’re confident she’ll do amazingly if she does sign up! Kylie Minogue Yes, THE Kylie Minogue, as in the pop princess who has delighted us for the past 30 years with songs like I Should Be So Lucky, Can't Get You Out Of My Head and Spinning Around. Kylie Minogue (Image: Getty Images Europe) Kylie saw her name linked to the show after an insiders claimed producers have been able to secure some massive names to compete this year, given the fact that their schedules have been freed up due to coronavirus. Strictly are said to be in a 'bidding war' with I'm A Celebrity for the biggest stars and another of those is... Joe Wicks The man who has been keeping plenty of families active through lockdown (before his injury anyway!) has also been tipped for Strictly 2020. The Body Coach - Joe Wicks However, speaking Metro.co.uk, Joe said: ‘The rumours are 100% not true. "The same rumour every year for three years now. I’m not doing Strictly or speaking to them about it." Maya Jama Radio presenter, Ibiza Dreams narrator and host of BBC show Save Our Summer with Peter Crouch, Maya has seen her name linked with both Strictly and I'm A Celebrity but The Sun reports that Strictly bosses are desperate to get her. Maya Jama attending the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2019 (Image: PA) A source revealed: "Maya ticks a lot of boxes for the show. She’s great fun, has a massive following, especially among young people and, of course, she can dance. “A lot of those taking part juggle other work but for Maya combining Strictly with a weekend slot on the radio would have been impossible." Iain Stirling Iain Stirling The Love Island narrator could be stepping out of the voice over booth and into the ballroom spotlight.
." Jennifer Metcalfe The Hollyoaks star, who has previously appeared on Dancing on Ice, is said to be on Strictly bosses hit list for the new series.
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A source told The Mirror: Everyone working on the show is very excited at the prospect of her signing. “She’s been at the centre of some of Hollyoaks’ biggest ever storylines over the years. “Only last year, her character was shot as she spun around a dance floor. “People are joking that it was like her Strictly audition when she filmed those scenes.” Lottie Tomlinson Young social media stars have proven popular on Strictly in the past few years, with Saffron Barker faring well and Joe Sugg reaching the final.
And now it's One Direction star Louis Tomlinson's sister Lottie, 20, who is being tipped for Strictly. The makeup artist and influencer has 3.4 million followers on Instagram. Jane Goldman The Sun revealed that Jonathan Ross' wife and acclaimed screenwriter Jane has met with Strictly's talent executive Stefania Aleksander in May 2020.
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A source said: “Jane is one of the names at the top of the list for this year’s show. She has told friends she would love to have a whirl on the dance floor." Joe McElderry Former X Factor winner Joe revealed he'd love to do Strictly in a recent Facebook Live chat with Steps star Faye Tozer, who competed on the show two years ago.
Joe McElderry in concert
He told her: "Strictly is the one I'd love to do as I genuinely love dancing," to which Faye responded: "I'll put a word in for you!" Maya Jama
Maya Jama attending the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2019
Another person with a huge social media following. After she missed out on the Love Island presenting job last year, Strictly bosses are reportedly offering her a six-figure sum to appear on the show. Stacey Solomon According to betting agent Coral, the odds of former X Factor and I'm A Celebrity star turned Loose Women panellist Stacey taking part are 1-2.
"We think that Stacey Solomon is headed for Strictly and make her odds on to be a contestant on the next series of the hit show. "She will try and following in her namesake's footsteps after Stacey Dooley won the show in 2018," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead. Jamie Laing The Made in Chelsea star had to pull out through injury last year, being replaced by 'super sub' Kelvin.
Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea
After he withdrew from the show, plenty of Jamie's celeb pals, including Vicky Pattison and Alex Mytton, begged bosses to give him another chance. Miles Nazaire Jamie might get snubbed in favour of one of his fellow Made in Chelsea stars. Speaking this week, Miles said: "I would love to do it!”
“Strictly is something that would be so much fun. I mean, I don’t wanna say I’d win it, but I think I would!” Michelle Keegan Michelle has seen her name linked to the show time and time again but, after quitting Our Girl, could this be the year she finally says yes?
Michelle Keegan in Our Girl
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A source told The Sun suggesting bosses are “desperate” to sign her up. They said: “They know that getting her to agree would be a massive coup and are hoping she will do it. In terms of timing this is a great moment for Michelle to do it.” MIchelle's husband Mark Wright made the final in 2014 and returned for last year's Christmas special. Will Bayley
Will Bayley on Strictly
Another casualty from the ballroom last year, Paralympian Will had to bow out after six weeks of after sustaining a knee injury. He's said he'd love another shot at the Glitterball.
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