Lorraine Kelly's odds of joining Strictly Come Dancing have been slashed by bookies after Kate Garraway hinted she's already signed up to the hit BBC show.
Lorraine, 60, is set to be off our TV screens all summer, with Christine Lampard stepping in to replace her.
And Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway set tongues wagging on Wednesday morning by hinting that the real reason Lorraine is taking a break is because she’s joining the Strictly “bubble”.
The show is set to return in the autumn but with social distancing measures in place – one of which could be joining a “bubble” with the other contestants.
Talking to Lorraine’s replacement, Christine, Kate said, “Ben [Shephard] is peddling all sorts of rumours, one of the reasons she’s not here is that she’s in that bubble.
“You know how they’re talking about couples having to go into that bubble for social distancing and the problems with Strictly Come Dancing ahead this year?
“The rumours are that Lorraine is one of them.”
And bookies have now slashed the odds of Lorraine being unveiled in this year’s glitzy line-up, with the Scottish Sun reporting she’s now 10/11 to join the show.
Sarah Kinsella – a spokesperson for BoyleSports – said, “Lorraine Kelly is attracting huge support to dance her way onto the Strictly Come Dancing show.
“The TV presenter is 10/11 from 4/1 following some speculative bets placed on Tuesday morning after some suggestions were made on Good Morning Britain.”
It comes just weeks after it emerged that Bruno Tonioli may not be able to be a judge on this year’s Strictly.
In previous years Bruno, 64, has juggled both the UK and the US version of the show. But, due to travel restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the star is going to have to make a decision to commit solely to one series.
And, according to The Sun it’s looking likely that Bruno will choose to judge Dancing With The Stars due to its higher salary and the fact he’s primarily based in America anyway.
The insider said, “There is no way to travel back and forth at the moment, so he’s told bosses in the UK that unfortunately he will be staying over there.
“He spends a lot of his time in the States now, and the truth is he does earn a lot more from the US version.”