Darcey Bussell wants Boris Johnson on Strictly Come Dancing next


Darcey Bussell says she wants Boris Johnson to appear on Strictly Come Dancing next year.

Following the success of Ed Balls on this year's show, Darcey suggested that the current Foreign Secretary would make for a good follow up in 2017.

"After having Ed Balls, I think we need to have Boris Johnson," she teased on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two last night.

Host Zoe Ball quipped: "I don't know if we can handle that."

"That hair! That hair!" replied Darcey.

While Boris looks unlikely for Strictly - at least right now - show bosses are already lining up celebs for next year's series.

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".

Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill is also said to be set 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 series.

A source said: "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 the 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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