Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line up: Joey Essex wants to take part!

Joey Essex (I'm A Celebrity 2013)

The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex has admitted he's keen to compete in Strictly Come Dancing.

After quitting the ITV2 series and taking a trip to the I'm A Celebrity jungle last year, Joey is now looking for another challenge and has Strictly in his sights.

But long-term viewers of Strictly may be a bit shocked with Joey's plans to ditch the ballroom dances and instead show off some breakdancing.

"I love to dance but I want to do more cool dancing. Maybe I should go on it and mix it up and do a bit of breakdancing," Joey said this week.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Joey went on to say he felt he could "pull off" Strictly's classic sparkly outfits.

He explained: "I've never watched it that much, but I've seen it. I think I could easily pull off one of their outfits.

"They're the ones with the diamonds, aren't they? I'd look sick in that."

But if that offer for Strictly doesn't come this year then Joey's already got other plans... to go back to school.

"I've been talking to a lot of my mates recently and we were saying how cool it would be," he said. "It was sick but I didn't really learn much. So that would be interesting. I still think I would fail my GCSEs. I don't know anything,- I'd probably learn less."

Other names already linked to the new series of Strictly include former Corrie star Michelle Keegan, TOWIE's Mark Wright and X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

There have also been rumours that Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean could take part after Dancing On Ice's final series concluded earlier this month.

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