Kara Tointon ruled out of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 judging role

Kara Tointon

Former Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon has reportedly been ruled out of a job on the panel this year.

The BBC are said to be against the idea of inviting the former soap star to replace Alesha Dixon due to her relationship with one of the professional dancers.

Kara, who won the show in 2010, began dating Artem Chigvintsev during the competition and they've been together ever since.

And with Artem set to return as a professional dancer this autumn, Kara is unlikely to get a job as a judge.

"There’s no way Kara can do it. She is very serious with Artem and it will prove too much of a conflict of interest," a source told the Daily Mail today.

The BBC is also on the hunt for a new production team for the show, after last year's team moved to The Voice UK.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 airs on BBC One from September.

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