Fitness guru Joe Wicks says the BBC wants him for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Joe Wicks on ITV's This Morning

Fitness guru Joe Wicks could be about to join the contestant line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

Joe, also known as 'The Body Coach', claims BBC bosses have offered him a place in the show's next series.

However, his schedule is so packed that he's doesn't yet know whether he can accept it.

Speaking to The Sun at the National Television Awards earlier this week, Joe said: "They have asked and I’d love to do it but I’m so busy so I’m trying to clear up the time.

"We’ll see but I have my fingers crossed that I can make it work."

Joe is a bestselling author, having shifted over 1million copies of his 'Lean In 15' series of diet books.

He is a social media sensation, with 1.7million followers on Instagram and almost 2.4million likes on Facebook. Last year he also hosted his own self-titled TV series for Channel 4.

Strictly isn't due to return to our screens until September, but already rumours are rife about which celebs could be putting on their dancing shoes.

Athletes Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ellie Simmonds are hotly tipped to take part after they visited the show's set.

Other contenders include recent I'm A Celebrity contestant Joel Dommett.

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