Steps star Claire Richards for Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line up?

Steps star Claire Richards has spoken of taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2018.


The singer has admitted it’s a show she’d love to do, but isn’t sure her nerves could handle it.

Ahead of Steps’ new tour this summer, Claire said of taking part in Strictly: “For years I said I’d absolutely love to, but we preformed on the show last year and it was terrifying.

“I don’t know whether my nerves could take it.”

It’s not just nerves that Claire is worried about, admitting: “I also cannot dance with another person.

“Whenever I’m with someone for a routine they keep lifting me up because I’m always standing on people’s toes.”

While Strictly’s 2018 series still has a while to go before launching, a whole number of celebs have been linked to the series.


More names Strictly Come Dancing bosses could sign include X Factor star turned TV host Rylan Clark-Neal.

Rylan’s pal Claire told OK! Magazine: “He’d be good, but he’s so tall. I don’t know if they would find him a dance partner tall enough. I can’t cuddle him without standing on tiptoes.”

Further rumoured celebs include soap stars Chelsea Halfpenny and Hayley Tamaddon plus breakfast TV presenters Piers Morgan and Dan Walker, who front ITV’s Good Morning Britain and BBC’s Breakfast respectively.

2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussein Hollyoaks star turned Oscar winner Rachel Shenton and The Chase’s Mark Labbett have also been tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, alongside former England footballer David James and Actress Michelle Keegan.


Strictly Come Dancing will begin on BBC One in the autumn.

The line up is typically confirmed around August/September