Strictly Come Dancing has no plans for same sex couples... but won't rule it out either

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We could well see the first same sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

On the other hand, we may not.

While Strictly bosses apparently have "no immediate plans" for a same sex pairing, they're also not ruling it out and said it was too early to discuss this year's series, airing in the autumn.

It follows the first same sex dance on the American version of the show, Dancing With The Stars.

"We wouldn't rule it out, but there are no immediate plans for a competing same-sex pairing," a Strictly source told DigitalSpy this morning.

They added: "It's certainly too early to be saying what will happen this year."

They also pointed out: "Robin Windsor and Aljaz Skorjanec have danced together in the past in a group routine."

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood previously confidently declared that a same sex pairing on the BBC series WILL happen.

"A same sex couple on Strictly - that is on the cards," he said in 2015. "It'll be either this year or next year, but most certainly, it will happen."

Craig added: “We should encourage that sort of thing, absolutely.

"There are competitions throughout the world that have same sex couple, you just have to decide who goes backwards, darling!”

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One in the autumn with the first names expected to be confirmed around August time.

Rumoured celebs for the line up this year include Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, TV presenter couple Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, singer Anastacia, former I'm A Celebrity host Laura Whitmore and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

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