The Strictly Line-Up Rumours Have Already Begun...

It feels like the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing has only just finished, crowning Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton as the winners in 2016. And while the second series is definitely a way off, the rumours as to who will be joining the line-up have already begun. We already know that Len Goodman won't be back for the 15th series of the show.So who might be taking part?

Ruth Langsford has said that she is "desperate" to be a part of the show, having told the Daily Express, "I'm still desperate to do Strictly, but they've never asked me."

And she's even had a bit of practise, joining Ed Balls, who was a contestant on the 2016 show, indulging in a bit of dancing to 'Gangnam Style', whilst live on Loose Women

she has said that husband Eamonn Holmes acutally has been asked repeatedly to join the programme - so
could it be that Eamonn finally joins Strictly instead?

And it seems like another popular TV couple are also set to make the jump to the dancing show.

Steph and Dom, of Gogglebox fame, are one couple tipped to join the next series, apparently being seen by TV bosses as a "great signing".


The hilarious duo took part in Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief on 18th March, showing the first hint of their performance prowess as Meatloaf and Cher respectively.

According to a source at the BBC, they think that "Dom has the potential to provide great routines like Ed [Balls] did and Steph would be fantastic going up against the judges."

The source also said, "They're great characters and everyone loves watching them just when they're sat on their sofa."

"They're definitely on the list and this [past] weekend's show is a great way to see how they look on stage."

The couple rose to fame with the Channel Four show Gogglebox, and are most well-known for their boozy antics whilst commenting on the TV programmes. But the couple left the show back in 2016, and Steph and Dom's day job is actually running a B&B in Kent, which they also live in.

Since leaving the programme, they've also attempted to carve out a career in the entertainment industry, hosting a programme called 'At Home With Steph And Dom', where they interviewed the likes of Jason Donovan, Nigel Farage, and Louis Walsh at their home.

So who else is rumoured for the line-up? 

Apparently, Eastenders stars Samantha Womack and Rita Simons, who played Ronnie and Roxie Mitchell, are also rumoured to be appearing on the next series, which is expected to start in September as it normally does every year.


Olympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds is another celeb who could be joining the Strictly team. According to The Mirror, she's a favourite with the producers, with a source saying "We would love her next year. She is our number one choice." However, the identity of said source has not been revealed - so it's probably best to stay skeptical on this rumour.





Michelle Collins has also said she'd never rule out being on the show, stating on Lorraine Kelly's talk show that "I suppose you have to say 'never say never' to these sort of things."

A spokesperson for the BBC has said that nothing has yet been confirmed for the next series of Strictly.


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