Charlie Brooks joins Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up?

Strictly Come Dancing

EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks is to quit the soap in order to compete in Strictly Come Dancing 2012, it has been claimed.

The blonde beauty, who took part and won the Christmas special last year, will take a six-month break from the BBC One series to compete in the dancing competition.

Speaking about the upcoming story lines for her character, Charlie revealed: "Baby. I think that's about all I can say really as that's all I know.

"I've got six months off in August so we're having the bump, but I won't have to deal with prams and stuff in extra small doors on the set."

A supposed 'BBC' source told The Sun: "It's more or less a done deal. Charlie would be a dream signing for Strictly. She's high-profile and popular and judging by the Christmas special, she has natural ability."

And a spokesperson for EastEnders confirmed Charlie's temporary exit: "Charlie will be taking a break from EastEnders later this year.

"Over the coming months there will be a lot of unexpected twists and turns and the story is bound to be explosive."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 will return to the BBC in September.

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