Anneka Rice latest name rumoured for Strictly Come Dancing's 2018 line up

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TV personality Anneka Rice has been tipped to join Strictly Come Dancing.

Anneka is best known for her work on Channel 4's Treasure Hunt and Challenge Anneka, which aired both on BBC One and ITV.


The 59-year-old has also appeared on shows including Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity Mastermind and last year took part in Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up to Cancer.

Anneka was rumoured for the show in the past and is said to have met Strictly bosses this week for more meetings.

“Bookers are very keen to get Anneka and know she would be a huge signing," an insider told The Sun newspaper. “After Debbie McGee’s popularity last year there is a sense the more mature lady does well and resonates with older viewers.

“They’re in talks and hoping that she finally says yes.”

The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line up won't be officially confirmed for some time yet.

Usually the BBC announces its signings around August or September, but already a number of celebs have been linked to the series.

Names Strictly Come Dancing bosses could sign include X Factor star turned TV host Rylan Clark-Neal, football pundit Chris Kamara and Radio DJ Maya Jama.

More potential Strictly 2018 celebs include soap stars Chelsea Halfpenny and Hayley Tamaddon plus breakfast TV presenters Piers Morgan and Dan Walker, who front ITV's Good Morning Britain and BBC's Breakfast respectively.

2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussein Hollyoaks star turned Oscar winner Rachel Shenton and The Chase's Mark Labbett have also been tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2018, alongside former England footballer David James and Actress Michelle Keegan.


Strictly Come Dancing will begin on BBC One in the autumn.

The first show typically begins at the end of September.

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