Strictly Come Dancing 2014 celebrities: Gregg Wallace to join lineup

Gregg Wallace

Masterchef's Gregg Wallace is set to take to the dancefloor on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The celeb chef as reportedly agreed a new deal to appear on the BBC series this autumn.

And according to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Gregg has been having tattoos removed to look his best in Strictly’s trademark sequinned outfits.

They include a spider on his leg and a bulldog on one arm.

A source told the tabloid this morning: “Gregg is determined to clean up his act.

“There’s been a lot of bad press over the past couple of years – from the hotel brawl to his string of young women – but Gregg wants to reinvent himself for Strictly , which is a family show."

They added; “He see this as a perfect opportunity to change the public’s perception of him.”

Greg previously said he loved the show and joked: “I’d like to do it so you wouldn’t have to pay me.

"I just need the time. I’m a great dancer.”

Some other names that have been more linked to the new series include Match of the Day football pundit Alan Hansen, TV hard man Ross Kemp, Xtra Factor’s Caroline Flack, Capital FM's Dave Berry and Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

> Strictly Come Dancing 2014 celebrities: Who's on Strictly this year?

The latest run of Strictly starts in September on BBC One.

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