Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Fatima Whitbread hopes to join line up

Fatima Whitbread (I'm A Celebrity)

After taking on the I'm A Celebrity jungle last year, Fatima Whitbread has revealed she's eying a spot on Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Olympic champion finished third on ITV1's I'm A Celebrity last year, and is hoping for more reality telly roles this autumn.

The 42-year-old athlete revealed: "It would give me a chance to dress up, come out of my sports clothing and challenge myself in an area which is quite fun.”

And Fatima insisted she'd have no issues about showing off her body with some revealing sequined outfits on the BBC One series.

She laughed: “I’m 5ft 5in, nine stone and I am toned but I’m not the athlete I was. I’ve lived with the comments all my career and I’m not going to allow that to worry me.”

On her time in the jungle last November, Fatima added: "The jungle was a massive discovery for all of us in extreme conditions.

"You need to be yourself. Drawing on my experiences – discipline, order and competitiveness – is my way.”

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] airs on BBC One from September.

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