Strictly Come Dancing 'hopes to sign Royal Family member for this year's line up'

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly looking to sign Royal Family member for this year's line up.

The new series of Strictly will return to TV in the autumn and work is already well underway signing up big names.

On a wish list is said to be a member of the Royal Family

According to Sunday Mirror newspaper, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Phillips, her husband Mike Tindall and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, have been 'shortlisted' by producers keen to sign one of them up.

A source told the tabloid: "Strictly is a proper family show and hugely respected, so bosses think it wouldn’t be a problem for a royal to take to the dance floor."

A spokesperson for Strictly said of the report: "We don’t comment on speculation and the line-up will be announced in due course."

Other rumoured celebs at this early stage include BBC Newsreader Huw Edwards, Happy Mondays performer Bez, model & TV presenter Vogue Williams, TV and radio host Fearne Cotton, who recently stepped down from Celebrity Juice after ten years, X Factor star Olly Murs, BBC journalist Steph McGovern and actress Jodie Comer.

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.

Meanwhile, the Strictly Come Dancing pros are rumoured for a big shake up after Pasha Kovalev left the show after eight years.

"Nobody saw Pasha leaving and the rumour mill has gone into overdrive, with everyone saying a few other names are going to be chopped — or at least announce it was their choice to leave the programme," a source told The Sun.

Other pros currently on Strictly at the time of writing are AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse.

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

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