Strictly Come Dancing 'desperate for a Spice Girl' - and Mel B is the favourite

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses are said to be desperate to sign a Spice Girl for this year's series.

Emma Bunton previously took part in the show way back in 2006, leaving Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner and Victoria Beckham.

And Mel B is the favourite to say yes, according to reports.

A source spilled to The Sun newspaper today: "Having a Spice Girl on this year's show would be a huge coup for the show's bosses. Their comeback is still the talk of the town and everyone knows it's going to be huge.

"Having one of the Spice Girls taking part would be the cherry on the cake this year."

Mel B previously took part in the US version and is now fancied to join the line up of Strictly Come Dancing this year according to Ladbrokes.

After trying her hand at the American version, Dancing with the Stars, the bookies can reveal wagers are being placed on the Spice Girl taking part this year, which is now rated as just a 5/1 shot - with her odds slashed from 20/1 days ago.

As for who else could be on Strictly this year, Coleen Rooney (6/4) is amongst the favourites to head onto the dancefloor this winter, along with Michelle Keegan (2/1), The Chase's 'The Beast' (3/1) and Les Dennis (3/1).

Gemma Collins is also proving to be a popular bet at 10/1 to liven up Saturday night primetime TV.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "All bets are off when it comes to Mel spicing up Strictly. With her shocking tell-all book due out at the end of 2018, it would be a huge coup for BBC bosses to have her as one of their contestants at the time."

She added: "Gemma's already used to the fake tan and sequins, and it goes without saying she would be an instant hit with the fans as she hits the dancefloor."

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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