Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice have entered a bidding war to sign Coleen Rooney as a contestant. According to the Huffington Postthe
two programmes, shown on the BBC and ITV respectively, are fighting as they are both desperate to include Coleen in their line-up.
The Sun and the Daily Star report that the
shows are locked in a ‘bidding war’, meaning the famous ‘WAG’ will need to pick between the
Dancing On Ice is returning to TV screens in the New Year after an eight-year break, and Strictly Come Dancing will back in September for its 15th season, nine months after its 2016 series ended.
Coleen is most well-known as the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney, but has amassed a personal following of her own as an entertainment personality – with a range of successful books and even a workout DVD.
A source told the Daily Star, “Coleen is very hot property. She has a massive following of fans. But she is also married to the former England captain. The fact that her famous footballer husband might accompany her to the live shows is also said to be a big draw. The source continued, “With any project she does, Wayne is bound to be by her side supporting her. Having him in the studio audience would be great for any show.”
Although both shows will air at different times, it makes sense that Coleen would be forced to choose just one, given how similar they both are in format and subject.
So will Coleen join Dancing On Ice in their revival shows, or instead don on a sequinned number on Strictly? Only time will tell…