Strictly Come Dancing: Sam Faiers ‘in talks’ to join 2018 cast


Reality star Sam Faiers is reportedly in talks to join the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 cast.

Sam originally rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex on ITV2.

She’s now a reality regular with her own series on ITVBe, The Mummy Diaries alongside sister Billie.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Sam is currently “in talks” to appear on Strictly this autumn.

But insiders say it may not be able happen due to filming commitments on the next series of The Mummy Diaries.

A source explained: “Sam is currently in talks to appear on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, however there’s a concern that it may clash with her filming commitments for the upcoming series(s) of The Mummy Diaries.”

They added: “There’s a potential that Sam will be filming the next series of The Mummy Diaries in LA, which would rule her out of taking part in this year’s show.”

A rep for Sam declined to comment on the reports to the publication.

Other names Strictly Come Dancing bosses could sign this year include TV personality Anneka Rice, X Factor star turned TV host Rylan Clark-Neal, football pundit Chris Kamara and Radio DJ Maya Jama.

More potential Strictly 2018 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 2018, alongside former England footballer David James.

Meanwhile, the Strictly 2018 professionals have been confirmed with three new names joining the biggest line up ever.

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