Antony Cotton set for Strictly Come Dancing... if Corrie bosses allow it!

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Antony Cotton could be set to sparkle on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor this autumn.

That's if his bosses at Coronation Street allow it.

The Daily Mirror newspaper reports that the soap actor is keen to take part in the BBC series but he'll need the permission of producers from rival channel ITV.

“He adores the show and there is no doubt he would love to be on it," a source said today. “When he was at Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s wedding he was asking people from the Beeb about it and kind of putting his hat in the ring to be a contestant.

“There were some Strictly people at the wedding who had become close to Mark when he was in it last year and they were chatting to Antony all about it."

Speaking to the newspaper, the supposed insider added: “It really would be ground breaking for an active Corrie artist to take part in Strictly so it’s a wait and see situation."

It was claimed back in 2012 that Michelle Keegan had been banned from competing on Strictly by Corrie bosses.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to screens in September on BBC One.

Other celebs tipped for the line up this year include Peter Andre, EastEnders star Shane Richie, TV host Richard Madeley and Adrian Chiles.

However it's been reported that both Paul O'Grady and Lorraine Kelly have turned down the chance to appear on the series.

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