Beloved Eurovision 'national hero' tipped for Strictly appearance and we're already excited!

A beloved Eurovision star is tipped for Strictly Come Dancing appearance and fans are already excited to see this 'national hero' dance

Eurovision star is tipped for Strictly
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A beloved Eurovision star is tipped for Strictly Come Dancing appearance as fans are already excited to see this 'national hero' appear on the Strictly dancefloor. 

Eurovision 2022 was watched worldwide when it aired in May and fans were obsessed with the level of talent that came from the UK contestant. 

UK entry Sam Ryder came in second in the Eurovision song contest coming just behind the Ukrainian winners. Sam's song 'Space Man' delighted fans as he was compared to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie during his performance. Following Eurovision, the star earned the respect of fans in the UK who dubbed him a 'national hero.' 

"Sam Ryder is a NATIONAL HERO and should be the next monarch. Outstanding work. #Eurovision," said one fan.

"Want to say @SamRyderMusic has been such an amazing ambassador for us during @Eurovision. He’s such an amazing guy and insanely talented. It’s been a pleasure having him around. Whatever happens tomorrow night he’s repped the UK so well. We love u mate," said Rylan.

Even Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media to say, "Incredibly proud of @SamRyderMusic and how he brilliantly represented the UK tonight."


Following this success fans are already desperate for the Eurovision star to try his hand at Strictly Come Dancing.

"Are we allowed to start Sam Ryder for Strictly rumours?" asked one fan on social media.

"Sam Ryder would be such a good Strictly contestant," added another. "I see the rumours of Sam Ryder for Strictly have started and I am all for it," said a third.

Although Sam's participation in Strictly is still just based on rumors, a number of betting sites have tipped the Eurovision star to feature in the dancing competition.

Betfair (opens in new tab) spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: "Sam Ryder’s second-place finish in Eurovision has restored the UK’s place at the top table of European music, but this could be just the start for the singer." The spokesperson then revealed that there are 5/2 odds on the star competing on Strictly Come Dancing.

The spokesperson added that along with Strictly, there are a number of other great things we may expect from the star. "He’s 6/1 to appear on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and 5/2 to compete on Strictly Come Dancing. As for his music, he’s 10/1 to headline Glastonbury, 6/4 to voice a John Lewis Christmas advert song and 5/1 to sing the next James Bond soundtrack," said the Betfair representative.

Sam Ryder

(Image credit: Stefania D'Alessandro / Contributor / Getty Images)

Although the singer has not even confirmed his appearance on the show, fans are already getting ahead of themselves and anticipating that he will win the show. "I’d like to place a bet on Sam Ryder winning Strictly Come Dancing 2022! How can I do that please?" said one fan.

If Sam were to compete, this would be another shake-up for the BBC competition as it was also just announced that Bruno Tonioli 'has quit' BBC dance show 'for good' after 18 years of being involved in the competition. 

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