Tess Daly would love to "have a go" on Strictly Come Dancing as a contestant

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Tess Daly has revealed she'd love to "have a go" on Strictly Come Dancing.

The TV host has been fronting the show since 2004 but has never been a contestant on the series.


Chatting on ITV's Lorraine today, Tess was asked if she'd ever sign up and admitted: “There is a part of me that would love to have a go”.

However it's not going to happen this year, with Tess returning to present the new series with Claudia Winkleman as usual.

And she told the show that some celebs had already signed up, although wasn't giving away any names.

Tess also spoke about new judge Shirley Ballas, who the BBC has confirmed will be replacing Len Goodman.

She said: "I think Bruno knows her as she works on Dancing with the Stars.

"Shirley has worked over there. She’s well known to the American audience. I can’t wait to see another lady.


"Her credentials are unshakeable."

Tess added: “I can’t wait to see! She’s going to keep those two boys in order.”

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

Names linked to this year's Strictly cast at the time being include Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, 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, comic Joel Dommett and marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.


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.

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