So the Olympics have dominated our TV for the last few weeks, but with the end of the summer on the horizon, it means out tv screens are going to be dominated by one thing; celebrities covered in sequins trying to do their utmost to dance gracefully on tv. With the rumour mill going into overdrive, I thought it was time to give you a rundown on the rumours of who could be stepping on to the dance floor for Series 10 of the hit BBC show.
BBC chiefs have publicly stated that they want as many athletes as humanly possible from the London 2012 Olympics to appear on the show, with Pendleton topping the list. Undoubntedly the Queen of Cycling, the Gold medalist will be retiring from the competition soon, and has announced that she’d love to appear on the show. With a free schedule, gorgeous Vicky would be a crowd pleaser for fans.
The Queen of Swimming is another contender for the show, having just won two bronze medals. Becky’s form has left many commentators questioning whether she will return to Swimming, so a stint on Strictly could be on the cards. However, despite confirming her interest, she is planning on a charity bike ride in October, so perhaps we’ll see her on the Christmas special.
Another Olympic favourite, bronze medalist and star of GB gymnastics for the past decade Beth would be a contender to win the glitter ball trophy. The gymnast has the moves and skills, and with retirement beckoning, a stint on Strictly would certainly end what’s been a tremendous decade for Beth.
Although she has seemed to deny the rumours of competing on the dance floor, the tabloids refuse to acknowledge that the former X Factor judge is tempted to go against her former show in what could be a spectacular ratings battle. Another X Factor guest judge rumoured to appear is Geri Halliwell, the Spice Girl, although she’s also rejected the rumours. Both have the star power, but will they appear on the dance floor?
There’s always a spot for a soap actress in the Strictly line-up, and who better to have then EastEnders favourite Bitch, Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks). Having already won last year’s Christmas special, Charlie could look to claim her second Strictly trophy this autumn. It seems certain that she will appear, for she’s just started a six month break from the soap. Fingers crossed.
Another soap star that could be set to appear is Michelle Keegan, who plays Corrie’s Tina. The actress, who has won dozens of ‘Sexiest Female Awards’, would certainly look good on the dance floor, but has a warning from ITV proclaiming to ban any of its stars appearing on a rival channels show stopped the actress from appearing on Strictly? We’ll find out soon enough.
The former BBC Breakfast presenter is tipped to be joining the show this Autumn. After leaving BBC Breakfast earlier this year, Sian certainly has the time to appear on the show, and with an appearance last year on the Children in Need special, she’s got the dance bug so to speak.
Another TV favourite who could be shaking her tail feather later this year is Fern Britton. The TV presenter entertained SCD fans when appearing on the 2010 Christmas special, and has been away from our tv screens for quite some time. Could this giver her the much-needed tv revival she needs to reignite her career?
She’s previously turned down invitations to appear on the show, but the singer and actress hinted last year that she would have time to appear on the show in 2012. With some dance experience, she’d be a contender for the glitter ball trophy.
The winter Olympic gold medalist has retired from sport completely, so certainly has the time (and the figure) to compete on Strictly. But with Dancing on Ice rumoured to be offering her a bumper offer too, will Amy be swayed to the ice rink rather than the dance floor?
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