Strictly Come Dancing in ‘advanced talks’ to sign THIS star amid fears the show could be cancelled due to coronavirus

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  • Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly close to signing up Jonathan Ross' wife, Jane Goldman, to appear on this year's series.

    The TV writer and producer is said to have enjoyed meetings with one of the show’s bookers and is therefore the latest celebrity tipped to join this year’s line-up.

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    According to Mail Online, Jonathan Ross’ wife has been keen to do the show for years. And now her dream could be set to become a reality.

    “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 dancefloor,” an insider revealed.

    The 49-year-old – who has been married to Jonathan for 32 years – is friends with Strictly’s toughest judge, Craig Revel Horwood. And has reportedly been taking his advice on whether to sign up.

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    The source added, “Jane knows Craig Revel Horwood, who’s a judge on the show, and he has encouraged her to give it a whirl.

    “Jane is very keen and it looks like her diary will be clear for her to take part in the show.”

    It comes just weeks after reports suggested the show could be under threat due to the current coronavirus crisis.

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    Last month a show insider claimed producers were brainstorming several back-up plans in case the pandemic continues into the second half of the year – including filming the BBC show without a studio audience and forcing the stars to live with their dance partners.

    According to The Sun, a source said, “The stars would be put into isolation with their pro partners over a week before the start of the series to avoid risks of illness.

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    “In theory they would stay in the same place and train together daily with minimal contact with the outside world.”

    While this plan could save the show from being axed, former Strictly star Susanna Reid has reservations about how it would work.

    “No parent of young children will want to spend that much time away from home,” she said. “And husbands and wives will baulk at being apart for so long.”

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