Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Beth Tweddle to join line up?

Strictly Come Dancing 2011

Olympic star Beth Tweddle is reportedly being lined up for Strictly Come Dancing 2012.

The Team GB gymnast is apparently wanted by Beeb chiefs for the new series, due to start in September.

The world champ will be going for gold in London 2012 next week on the uneven bars, but has revealed she's due to retire professionally after the current games.

And TV bosses have jumped on the chance to get her on the next run of Strictly.

“The bosses have made it clear their priority is to secure as many London 2012 competitors as possible," a source told The Sun. “The Games are by far the biggest event of the year and they want to reflect that by getting some big sporting names on board.

“The attitude is that if someone has won a gold medal, we should be considering them.

“But securing Beth would be a big coup. She is a popular member of the British team and her retirement leaves her able to consider other projects."

The supposed insider added: “There’s no doubt she would be capable of some phenomenal moves on the dance floor. Nothing is confirmed yet but we have our fingers crossed.”

Former Olympic medalist Amy Williams and BBC One Show host Chris Evans are both also being lined up for the new series.

[cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] airs on BBC One later this year.

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