I'm A Celebrity's Joel Dommett wanted for next year's Strictly Come Dancing line up


This year's Strictly Come Dancing may not even be over yet but bosses are already planning for next year.

And apparently comic Joel Dommett could be part of the 2017 cast after impressing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here over on ITV.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, Strictly bosses reckon Joel could prove to be a "great signing".

Joel, who as of writing remains in the camp, is one of the favourites to win the show.

And he's not the only celeb that's already being linked to next year's Strictly Come Dancing line up.

Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill is said to be set up for the ballroom next year after announcing her retirement from athletics.

The former heptathlon, who won gold in London 2012 and silver in Rio 2016, made a visit to the studio earlier this year.

According to The Sun, show bosses hope to get Jessica to compete in the all star dance contest next year.

"Jess has been invited to Elstree to see the dancers and chat to some of the current celebs," a source said.

They told the tabloid: "It’s a tried and tested method to invite people down to see what it’s like and get them to sign up.

"They really want to land Jess because she’s got a high profile and the show’s had a lot of success with Olympic athletes."

While it may seem rather early for next year's series, it's understood that it was this time last year that Anastacia was selected to sign up for the current series after she performed during a 2015 results show.

A spokesperson for BBC commented on the report: “We do not comment on speculation regarding future contestants.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 is back this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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