Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker linked to Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line-up

Cheryl Baker

Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker is the latest famous face to be rumoured for the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line-up.

Cheryl is said to have expressed an interest in joining the BBC show after being approached by bosses several times in the past.

In fact, a mole told the Radio Times that the only reason she hasn't taken to the dancefloor already is that there was already similar celebrities in the 'mix' for all of the previous series she was considered for.

"Unfortunately she didn’t make the cut," the source said. "Cheryl would love to do Strictly."

A Strictly spokesperson refused to comment on the rumours - but it seems the show may have a fight on its hands if it wants the 62-year-old, as she's also on the wishlist for ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

"She’s been in the final mix for the jungle before, too," the source revealed.

Cheryl shot to fame as a member of Bucks Fizz, who won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with their pop classic 'Making Your Mind Up'.

She later co-hosted the kids' TV show Record Breakers for ten years, and in 2011 she was a contestant on ITV's Popstar to Operastar.

Other names linked to Strictly this year include singer Anastacia, actress Michelle Dockery, and TV presenter Ruth Langsford - who earlier this week dropped a major hint that she and her hubby Eamonn Holmes may have signed up.

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