Strictly Come Dancing 2014 pros campaign for same sex couples

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Stars of Strictly Come Dancing are campaigning producers to allow same sex couples on the show.

Strictly pro dancers Robin Windsor and Ola Jordan, along with judge Craig Revel Horwood, are keen to see same sex pairings on the celebrity series.

“I spoke to producers about having a same-sex couple competing," Robin said. “I’m not sure if the British public are ready for it on the main show.

“But I think it would be a good idea to do it on a Children In Need special or the Christmas show.

“It would be a good way to test the waters. Then, if the public love it, why not go all out and do it for a full series? I’m up for anything.”

However Robin ruled out ever dancing on the show with his boyfriend, X Factor's Marcus Collins.

Meanwhile, Ola said: "I don’t know if the audience is ready. But unless you try you won’t know. I think there will be pressure from fans for Strictly to do it. So if it’s not this year, hopefully it’ll happen next year.”

She's quoted as telling the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper: “I’ve never danced with a woman so I don’t know how that would be. But I’d give it a go.

“Women move in a different way to men, so it would be a new challenge to think about.”

Craig agreed: “I think they should have two men or two women together. It might be the right time, with gay marriage a national debate.

“Why not? I would love to see it.”

Do you want to see same sex couples on Strictly? We say bring it on!

Strictly will return to BBC One next month.

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