Amber Davies could be first Love Island star on Strictly Come Dancing

Amber Davies could become the first Love Island star to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.


Rumour has it that the BBC are in talks with the winner of the 2017 series to join this year’s line up.

It’s been claimed that the show has ‘banned’ reality stars, but Amber’s role in West End musical 9 To 5 could make her an exception.

Amber is currently starring in Dolly Parton’s musical as Judy Bernly. She’s joined by former Strictly Come Dancing contestants Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart. Also on the cast by Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith.

According to The Sun newspaper, Amber is being “lined up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing” when her run in the show comes to an end.

The BBC said it did not comment on speculation.

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood previously remarked he was behind the ‘ban’ on reality stars after Gemma Collins said she wanted to take part.


“Gemma Collins would be fun on the show but it’s not very often that we have reality stars take to the ballroom,” he said.

Craig added: “We generally have people of a higher calibre than that.”

However Gemma, who went on to appear in ITV’s Dancing On Ice, hit back: “I’m not low rent, Craig. We’ve all got to start somewhere and it’s a shame to just knock someone out of giving them a chance because they don’t think I’m high calibre enough.”

And Gemma added: “If anything, I’d probably bring a different audience to the BBC.

“It’ll be called the BGC by the time I’ve finished with rumba-ing it up.”

Together with Amber, other names linked to Strictly this year include Happy Mondays performer Bez, model Vogue Williams, former England manager Sam Allardyce and Blue Peter’s Radzi Chinyanganya.

Yet more celebs rumoured for Strictly Come Dancing are Tamara Ecclestone, Chris Evans and Popstars Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton.

Meanwhile, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing will also feature a shake up on the judging panel.


A spot on the Strictly panel opened up last month when Darcey Bussell made the surprise announcement she was quitting.

Strictly Come Dancing typically launches in September on BBC One.