Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph 'to join line up'

Lesley Joseph

Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph has become the latest name linked to this summer's Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line up.

The actress, who recently appeared on ITV reality show FlockStars, has reportedly agreed a deal despite previously saying she wasn't sure about the show.

A source told The Sun: “Strictly bosses have wanted Lesley for years. She is determined not to just be the token older contestant.”

Lesley, who has also appeared on BBC One series Let's Dance for Comic Relief, said back in 2010 according to the tabloid: “I would have liked to have done Strictly a few years ago, but I’m not so sure now.”

The new series of Strictly begins in the autumn and although no celebs are officially confirmed yet there have been a LOT of rumours.

Other reported celebrity contestants for the line up this year include singer Anastacia, Corrie's Ryan Thomas, TV presenter couple Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, former I'm A Celebrity host Laura Whitmore, butler to the late Princess Diana, Paul Burrell and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

More names linked to Strictly 2016 are model Daisy Lowe, Pop Idol singer Will Young, Eternal's Louise Redknapp and even former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.