Holly Willoughby turns down Strictly Come Dancing saying she'd be the next Ed Balls

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Holly Willoughby has said she won't ever be signing up to Strictly Come Dancing.

The TV host has ruled out competing on the BBC series, suggesting she'd be no better than Ed Balls.


“I couldn’t do Strictly… oh God no," Holly told the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper.

She admitted: "I’d love to learn to dance but I wouldn’t want to do it on telly.

“Everyone would be watching me do it and that would be horrendous because I’m not very good at dancing.“

And Holly added: "I’d probably be as bad as Ed Balls. I’d be more Ed Balls than Abbey Clancy, put it that way.”

While we can rule Holly out of Strictly's next line up, a number of other celebrities are being positively rumoured for the series.

Comic Tommy Cannon has been tipped to join the show and at 78, he'd be the show's oldest ever contestant.

Other names tipped for this year's cast are Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock, footballer Frank Lampard and Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill.

There's also Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, actress Carley Stenson and comic Joel Dommett.

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


However no names are officially confirmed yet and won't be until the autumn.

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

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