Noel Edmonds reveals he's turned down Strictly Come Dancing 'every year'


TV's Noel Edmonds says he's repeatedly turned down Strictly Come Dancing.

And it's all because of the show's supposed 'curse' on relationships.

Chatting to The Sun newspaper, Noel claimed he had been asked to take part in the show regularly but wasn't sure about dancing with a "half naked woman" each weekend.

"They approach me every year," he said. “Liz [Noel's wife], who used to be a professional dancer, said, ‘Look you’re actually quite good and I could train you to be good and you’d have fun and all of this.’

“And I said, ‘Do you really want to see me spending eight hours a day for four months draped over some half-naked woman?’

“And she had a think about it and went, ‘Hmmm . . . I can see your point!’”

So it looks like there's no chance of seeing Noel on Strictly's 2017 cast.

However despite the latest run having only just ended, a number of celebs have already been linked to next year's line up.

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds has been tipped to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 after being invited to the set during this year's live shows.

The sports star has a number of gold medals to her name, winning consecutive titles in the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics over the past decade.

A source claimed to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She is our number one choice by a country mile.”

Other names already tipped for Strictly next year include Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill and comedian Joel Dommett.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: “We don’t comment on show speculation.”

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in the autumn.

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