Is Fern Britton set for Strictly Come Dancing 2011 this autumn?

Fern Britton

Her Channel 4 chat show may have flopped by it seems as though things could be on the up for Fern Britton, as she's set to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2011 this autumn. According to the Daily Mail the telly presenter is to take on the dancing competition from September.

The former host of This Morning previously took part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special and now has her sights set on the full show later this year.

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A friend of the presenter revealed: "Fern is very, very keen to appear on Strictly."

The newspaper claims that show bosses are hoping to take advantage of rival show The X Factor undergoing a revamp in order to improve ratings.

A BBC insider blabbed to the paper: "We think we can reinforce the wholesome values that Strictly has – as opposed to all the feuding on The X Factor.

"It is clear there is disgruntlement among viewers and fans of The X Factor at the removal of the backbone of the show with Cowell, Cheryl and Dannii Minogue all going."

Other names linked to the show include One Show host Alex Jones.

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