Olly Murs for next year's Strictly Come Dancing line up?

x factor 2015 judges small 08

Strictly Come Dancing's latest run has just ended but already there's rumours of next year's line up.

While it may seem a tad early, it's understood that Strictly bosses don't wait around when it comes to signing celebs.

Last year's finalist Anastacia was selected to sign up for the series a year before when she performed during a 2015 results show.

So who could be on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018?

With the bookies, some of the current hot tips include Formula 1's Jenson Button, marathon runner Paula Radcliffe, comedian Miranda Hart and former X Factor finalist turned The Voice UK coach Olly Murs.

Meanwhile, bookmakers OddsMonkey are offering odds of 6/4 that 2018 could see Strictly's first same sex couple.

As for the judges, this series saw a new head judge coming in with Shirley Ballas replacing Len Goodman, but she proved popular and the chances of her being replaced look remote at this point with the same four judges rated at 1/3.

“Bookmakers, like the general public, are taking this serious as a possible outcome on Strictly – they are as short as 6/4 for a same gender couple to be competing this time next year,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

“We saw Joe McFadden crowned, which was a good result for the public, as he finished odds-on favourite to land the Glitter Ball – but already even at this stage you can have a punt on who might appear with ex-Formula One world champion Jenson Button the favourite at 5/1 to make an appearance whilst comedian Miranda Hart – a confirmed Strictly fan herself – is just 6/1.”

Who will be on Strictly 2018?

5/1 Jenson Button
5/1 Paula Radcliffe
6/1 Miranda Hart
6/1 Joe Wicks
8/1 Mike Tindall
8/1 Olly Murs
8/1 Samantha Womack
8/1 Steph McGovern
10/1 Louise Minchin
12/1 Chris Evans

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube