Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Tess Daly teases "big name" line up

Tess Daly (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 co-host Tess Daly has claimed there's some "really big names" lined up for this year's series.

The BBC One show kicks off in September for its eleventh series and producers are already working on booking stars.

Last year's line, which included everyone from Olympian Louis Smith to Girls Aloud beauty Kimberley Walsh, will no doubt be a hard one to beat.

But Tess - who will be back fronting the show alongside Sir Bruce Forsyth and Claudia Winkleman - reckons bosses can make it even better.

She teased: “From what I hear of the whisperings of people who might be taking part it’s going to be a blinding series and we’ve got some really big names.”

Speaking to the Daily Express this week, Tess confessed she was hoping that this year's series would see the show's first Royal participant, although she did concede it was unlikely to be the likes of Prince Harry that Craig is so desperately after!

“I’d love to have a royal," Tess told the newspaper. "Zara Phillips or Princess Beatrice would be amazing.

“We’ve got big boots to fill after having 90 celebrities on the show as a whole.”


Strictly Come Dancing returns for its 11th series at the end of the year.

Some of the stars already rumoured to be on the show include former X factor winner Joe McElderry and TOWIE’s Mark Wright, as well as footballer Michael Owen and Cheryl Cole.

Meanwhile both Big Brother host Davina McCall and Mark’s fellow former TOWIE cast member Lauren Pope have said they’d be up for competing.

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