Jermain Defoe hopes to take part in Strictly Come Dancing

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England footballer Jermain Defoe has revealed hopes of taking part in Strictly Come Dancing.

The sports star, who also plays for Sunderland, reckons he could prove to be quite the mover in the ballroom thanks to some past street dancing experience.


But while Jermain is up for Strictly, he ruled out other reality shows including I'm A Celebrity's Get Me Out Of Here.

He told Four Four Two: “I competed in street dance competitions with my mate.

“I remember being really nervous for one as we had to perform in front of all the girls, too.

“We ended up winning and I’ve still got the medals at my mum’s. I’d never go into the jungle and do I’m a Celebrity but I’d love to do Strictly Come Dancing.”

The BBC has said that no names have been confirmed yet for the new series of Strictly but there have been plenty of rumours.

Some of the most recent names tipped for this year's cast are Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker.

They wouldn't be the first couple in Strictly's history with Gabby and Kenny Logan taking part together in series five in 2007.

Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One later this year.


Other celebs rumoured already include Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock, footballer Frank Lampard, Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, actress Carley Stenson and comic Joel Dommett.

EastEnders actress Samantha Womack is also reportedly on the 'wish list' of stars for Strictly Come Dancing 2017, alongside her former co-star Rita Simons.

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