Full list of Strictly Come Dancing 2024 contestant rumours

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Here’s a look at which celebrities could be heading into the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Jamie Borthwick

Jamie Borthwick and Nancy Xu in this year's Strictly Christmas show

EastEnders actor Jamie Borthwick, known for his role as Jay Brown, is set to join Strictly Come Dancing after winning the festive special in 2023.Jamie, who has been in the BBC soap for 18 years, was previously paired with pro Nancy Xu. It remains uncertain if Jamie will take a break from EastEnders or manage both commitments.

 

Helen Worth

Helen Worth on Strictly

Helen Worth, beloved Coronation Street star, announced her departure after 50 years, with final scenes airing this year. Rumours suggest she might join Strictly Come Dancing, potentially coinciding her emotional Corrie farewell with a glitzy debut on the dance show. Helen, a huge fan of Strictly, would join former Corrie stars who’ve competed on the show, though a Strictly spokesman declined to comment on the speculation.

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Hannah Waddingham

Hannah Waddingham

Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham might join Strictly Come Dancing, influenced by her friends, judge Anton Du Beke and his wife Hannah. A source told the Mirror that Hannah loves the show and is keen to participate, but it depends on whether she can fit it into her busy schedule.

 

Stars of The Traitors

Mollie

The BBC is reportedly eager to bring a star from the hit series The Traitors to compete on Strictly Come Dancing, with fan-favourite Mollie Pearce leading the pack. Mollie, famously duped on The Traitors, might see this as a chance for revenge by dazzling on the dancefloor. Also in the running are winner Harry Clark and notorious double-crosser Paul Gorton.

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Chris McCausland

Comedian Chris McCausland could make history as Strictly Come Dancing’s first blind contestant. The TV star, who lost his sight at 22 due to a hereditary condition, follows the path of deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, who won the glitterball trophy in 2021.

 

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts may join Strictly Come Dancing after her band’s tour ends, following her impressive performance on the 2022 Christmas special. A source told The Sun that Nicola is a beautiful dancer with amazing musicality, and an offer is on the table. She enjoyed the experience, stating it was fun. Her bandmate Kimberley Walsh finished as runner-up on Strictly in 2012.

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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

Show bosses are targeting Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz to be the first married couple to compete on Strictly Come Dancing. Producers are eager to see Brooklyn, son of David and Victoria Beckham, and Nicola, known for her role in the Transformers films, showcase their moves. A source said the glamorous couple fits the profile of desired contestants, and their participation would be a producer’s dream.

 

GK Barry

GK Barry on The Wheel

Grace Keeling, known as GK Barry, is in advanced talks to join the next season of Strictly Come Dancing. The 24-year-old YouTuber recently had her second meeting with show bosses and could be dancing this autumn. A source said her huge social media following makes her ideal for attracting a younger audience. Grace rose to fame on TikTok with comedy and lifestyle videos.

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Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts on Homes Under the Hammer

BBC star Martin Roberts is preparing to sign a contract to compete in Strictly Come Dancing. The 60-year-old Homes Under The Hammer host has been in talks with bosses since 2021. According to the Daily Star, Martin is excited about the opportunity, with a source saying it’s a dream come true for him and a delight for viewers.

 

Toyah Willcox

Punk singer and mod movie star Toyah Willcox, 66, has signed up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Inspired by watching her friend Angela Rippon in the live studio shows last year, Toyah, known for her role in the 1979 film Quadrophenia, has some dance experience from her stage performances. In April, Toyah expressed her enthusiasm about taking part to The Mirror.

 

Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani

Former England fly-half Danny Cipriani, who impressed in the show’s Christmas special last year, is set to meet with the BBC for talks to take part in the full series of Strictly. A source mentioned that Danny enjoyed the experience and has been encouraged by family and friends to participate.

Last year, he scored an impressive 37 out of 40 dancing the Cha-Cha with professional Jowita Przystal.

 

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will launch on BBC One and iPlayer in the autumn.

The most recent series was won by Ellie Leach in the final last December.