The popular BBC One series will return for a 11th season in the Autumn and already the tabloids are awash with rumours of who will be appearing – reports usually backed up with anonymous ‘sources’ who are always on tap to bulk up speculative articles.
According to The Sun Sophie Ellis-Bextor has signed a deal worth £25,000 to appear in the 11th season. A ‘source’ told the tabloid “Sophie is a great signing. She’ll bring her showbiz connections with her as well as some glamour. She is already being touted as one to watch on the dancefloor.”
So who else has been named by the press as (possibly) taking part in the new series? X Factor and Popstar To Operastar winner Joe McElderry has been suggested as has WAG Abbey Clancy – The Mirror claims she’s bagged a £35,000 contract. Television presenter Anneka Rice may be up for challenge of Strictly while Donna Air has also been tipped as part of the line-up. Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher is also rumoured to be taking part though one wonders why she doesn’t just do ABC’s Dancing with the Stars?
Olympian Rebecca Adlington has also been suggested while fellow Olympian Tom Daley has said he’s open to doing Strictly – or Dancing On Ice/I’m A Celebrity.