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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line up of rumoured celebrities

Who's on Strictly Come Dancing 2021? Rumoured contestants

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Ahead of the show's launch this autumn, here are the rumoured celebrities on the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line up.

The last series of Strictly ended with Bill Bailey lifting the glitterball together with pro dancer Oti Mabuse in her second consecutive victory.

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Strictly will return this autumn for what will be its nineteenth series - and hopefully things will be back to normal this year!

So who could be on Strictly Come Dancing 2021? Here's a run down of the rumoured names so far...

Rumoured Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line up

Dan Walker
BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker is being tipped to say yes to Strictly this year. The TV host recently revealed he had often been asked, saying: "There's a regular phone call that comes in. The problem is I've got a big wingspan. I'm 6ft 6in, I'd need a big dance floor!" Meanwhile Dan's co-host Louise Minchin has also been rumoured for Strictly following her exit from BBC Breakfast after 20 years.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen is said to be in talks to join Strictly's new line up after reportedly saying no in the past. The footballer turned pundit is best known for his time as a striker for teams including Liverpool, Newcastle United and Manchester United as well as the England national team.

Baga Chipz
RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz has been rumoured as Strictly's first ever drag contestant. Responding to the rumours, Baga said: "I would do it but I probably would be the laughing stock of the show. At the end of the day, like everything I do, I'd give it my all. I think it would be marvellous, me coming down from the sky, or me coming out in a big box of chips."

Tomasz Schafer­naker
BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafer­naker is said to be on the potential Strictly line up for 2021. A source told The Sun: "Strictly producers have had him in their sights for several years but he’s now high up on their wish-list of contenders for the 2021 series."

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Line Of Duty stars
The BBC is reportedly keen to sign a Line Of Duty star for this year's series. Actor Gregory Piper (PC Ryan Pilkington) is one of those in the running as well as Vicky McClure who plays Detective Constable Kate and Shalom Brune-Franklin, who plays DC Chloe Bishop.

Mark Feehily
Westlife's Mark Feehily has been linked to this year's series amid claims that show bookers are looking for potential celebrities to form an all male partnership for 2021. A source said: "Strictly bosses are keen to keep the momentum going after their historical all-female pairing last year. They want to be as progressive and inclusive as possible and think it would be great to include a same-sex male couple."

Paloma Faith
Singer Paloma Faith has put herself forward for Strictly this year. She told the Jonathan Ross show: "I really want to be on. I used to be a dancer. I really hate dancing now. So that’s why I want to do it, as I really like torturing myself. There’d be loads of masochism in doing it.”

Alex Beresford and Laura Tobin
Good Morning Britain's Alex Beresford and Laura Tobin have both been rumoured for this year's Strictly Come Dancing. A source shared with The Sun newspaper: "Laura and Alex are well liked and would make good signings. It is still early in the process but both their names are in the mix.” It wouldn't be Alex's first reality series, previously competing on Dancing On Ice in 2018 where he finished in fifth place.

Joe Wicks
Fitness guru Joe Wicks is once again being rumoured for Strictly Come Dancing. Joe, also known as 'The Body Coach', spent 2020 entertaining the nation with his online workouts during lockdown. Now it's claimed that Joe is top of Strictly Come Dancing's wish list - and not for the first time. Will he say yes and sign up this year?

John Bercow
Former politician John Bercow is reportedly on Strictly Come Dancing's 'wish list' for the next series. It's claimed that Strictly bosses want the former Speaker of the House of Commons for the 2021 line up after he stepped down from politics in 2019.

Stacey Solomon
According to a report in The Sun, Stacey was previously approached last year but did not wish to quarantine away from her children. A source shared: “Now things are on the roadmap to getting back to normal, Stacey is much more open to the idea of making the serious commitment which Strictly requires.”

We'll keep this list updated with all the latest rumours!

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 will air on BBC One in the autumn.

The series typically kicks off in September.

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