Michelle Collins for Strictly Come Dancing 2019 line up?

Soap star Michelle Collins has spoken out about rumours linking her to Strictly Come Dancing.


The former EastEnders and Coronation Street actress has been linked to this year’s line up of celebrity contestants.

And while she wasn’t saying no, Michelle admitted she feared looking “silly” if she did sign up for the series.

Appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Michelle was quizzed on taking part in the show and told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she was worried about not being good enough.

“I’ve not been to stage school and I’ve not had any dance training whatsoever,” Michelle told the presenters.

Holly encouraged: “Yeah but look at Abbey Clancy, she didn’t have any dance training and she went on to win it! She’s amazing! So sometimes it just happens.”

Phil pushed: “Is it a maybe? Would you ‘maybe’ do it?”


Michelle said: “Do you know what? I suppose you should never say never to anything these days because there are no boundaries anymore.

“You just don’t know. If I did do it I’d look very silly but I don’t know.”

But while Strictly is still on the cards, Michelle ruled out Dancing On Ice, hosted by Holly and Phil.

“I’d never do that,” she declared.

Although Strictly 2019 is a while away, host Tess Daly confirmed stars were already being approached at the end of last year.

Tess said in December: “We’ve already been plotting and planning which celebrities are going to be approached next year. People have already been approached for next year.

“I’ve heard there’s a few who have already confirmed.”

Other rumoured celebs at this early stage include BBC Newsreader Huw Edwards, Happy Mondays performer Bez, model & TV presenter Vogue Williams, TV and radio host Fearne Cotton, who recently stepped down from Celebrity Juice after ten years, X Factor star Olly Murs, BBC journalist Steph McGovern and actress Jodie Comer.


TV and Radio presenter Chris Evans recently claimed he’s agreed to take part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 while Alan Carr has also confirmed he too has been approached to hit the dance floor.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will air on BBC One in the autumn.