Michelle Keegan 'banned from Strictly Come Dancing' by ITV

Michelle Keegan - Heat Magazine

Corrie star Michelle Keegan has reportedly been banned from appearing on Strictly Come Dancing 2012 by ITV bosses.

It was reported that the soap babe was wanted by the BBC for the new series in September, but ITV has refused to let Michelle have time off.

However, they will be letting stars sign up for ITV shows I'm A Celebrity and Dancing On Ice, reports The Sun

A "Corrie source" told the newspaper today: “It’s a no-brainer for us. Why would we allow cast members time off to go to film a show for a rival channel?”

A spokesperson for Michelle previously denied that she would be taking time out of Corrie to appear on Strictly.

A source revealed: “The BBC’s offer never got off the ground — we wouldn’t release her from her contract.

“That goes for everyone else in the cast but we are more open when it comes to ITV shows.”

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