Strictly's royal contestant: These are the most likely members of the Royal Family to star in next season and the results may surprise you

Strictly's royal contestants aren't as much of a fairytale as you may think, as experts reveal those most likely to compete this year

Strictly's royal contestant: members of The Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony
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Strictly's royal contestant may be taking to the floor this year, as rumors abound that producers are keen as mustard to add a few to the bill. Eager to learn who's most likely to appear - woman&home spoke to experts about who's most likely to fight for the glitterball trophy.


We all know that the Queen watches Strictly, and who could forget when Duchess Camilla appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing final in 2020 - watching the celebrities as they did their final dances. However, it might be time for one of The Firm to get training for the new season, according to The Sun (opens in new tab).

The producers' main targets, according to the publication, are Lady Louise Windsor and Mike Tindall - two firm fan favorites who are surely to pull in the viewers. A source told the publication, “The team are doing all they can. In the year of the Platinum Jubilee, it has been a real priority.”

Strictly's royal contestant

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So who's most likely to be Strictly's royal contestant? Speaking exclusively to woman&home, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes (opens in new tab) shared his insight on who, of the two, is most likely to hit the dancefloor next season.

Alex shared, "A royal coup has been on Strictly's wanted list for some time, and the latest odds suggest chiefs may well get their wish this year, with Mike Tindall being just 6/1 to sign up for the next series."

Mike Tindall smiles for the camera

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One of the best bits of the Platinum Jubilee, according to fans, was when Mike Tindall teased Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie in a hilarious Instagram post. So much so, that many fans called for him to become the official commentator of the week's proceedings. 

In light of his natural flair for humor and his career as a broadcaster on his podcast, The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby - perhaps he's an ideal candidate after all.

Lady Louise's dress: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor depart after the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 03, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.

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Lady Louise's dress at an official event recently proved the youngster's style is top-notch, but will she be showing off her moves as well? According to Alex, the odds of Lady Louise being Strictly's royal contestant are 10/1 - less than Mike but not totally impossible!

On top of that, it out that it might not be too much of a commute for Strictly's royal contestant as a huge fan of Strictly, Duchess Camilla, is said to be in talks to hold live episode of Strictly Come Dancing at Buckingham Palace.

Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, hot yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.