Huw Edwards latest name tipped for Strictly Come Dancing 2019 cast

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Huw Edwards has become the latest name linked to the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 line up.

The BBC Newsreader has reportedly been asked by Strictly bosses to consider signing up for this year's show.

It follows Huw making a guest appearance on last year's series, where he met the pro dancers and backstage staff.

In a chat on Radio 2 with Steve Wright, Huw revealed: “Following my stellar appearance reading out the terms and conditions in early December, where I basically set the British television world alight, I was asked if I’d consider Strictly.

“And I think the answer is, Steve, I’ve come here today for some advice. Despite all appearances, I am quite shy.”

Huw admitted that he was most worried about the show's sparkling outfits.

"That’s what scares me. I think I’ve just got to ponder it . . . just gauge public opinion," he added.

Huw is the latest celebrity tipped for the 2019 series, even though the latest run ended just weeks ago.

It was reported earlier this week that Vogue Williams could also take part.

The model and TV presenter, who recently welcomed her first child with husband Spencer Matthews, is said to be in talks for this year's series.

Other celebrities rumoured already include TV and radio host Fearne Cotton, who recently stepped down from Celebrity Juice after ten years, and X Factor star Olly Murs.

Also linked the new cast are BBC journalist Steph McGovern and actress Jodie Comer.

Peter Watton, spokesperson for OddsMonkey, said recently: “The BBC tend to keep talks quiet, but we know a lot of celebrities are huge fans of the show.

“Fearne Cotton and Steph McGovern have previously been linked and it no surprise to see them linked again. Olly Murs would be a huge coup and clearly he is in the reckoning."

TV and Radio presenter Chris Evans recently claimed he's agreed to take part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 while Alan Carr has also confirmed he too has been approached to hit the dance floor.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will air on BBC One later this year.

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