Strictly Come Dancing ‘hope to sign TikTok star Holly H for this year’s series’

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly keen to sign TikTok star Holly H.


Holly, full name Holly Hubert, has an impressive 16 million followers on the music-based social networking website.

Described as “the most influential 23-year-old in Britain”, Holly could soon be heading into the Strictly ballroom.

The Sun newspaper reports that bosses are keen for her to follow in the footsteps of fellow social celebrities Saffron Barker and Joe Sugg.

A source said: “Holly is No1 target this year. The producers are obsessed with drawing in younger viewers.”

Other names currently rumoured for the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line up include Radio DJ and TV presenter Maya Jama, Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and The Chaser, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett.

Also tipped for the cast are Actress and comedian Catherine Tate, TV personality Stacey Solomon and former Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon.


Meanwhile, bosses are currently in the process of trying to make the show work in the era of social distancing.

BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore revealed one of the options being put forward is quarantining couples.

She told The Times: “We’re looking at how that would work. Could you quarantine people? Can we test everyone before filming?

“There’s a lot of work being done. It’s a big task.”

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood recently suggested celebs and professionals could have to dance apart.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “You can remain two metres apart in The Charleston. You can do jazz. You can do Fred [Astaire] and Ginger [Rogers] stuff that’s side-by-side.

“There are so many different forms of dance you can do — contemporary. We have to go by the Government guidelines, but I don’t see why Strictly can’t go on.”

A BBC spokesperson added: “We will continue to review all productions on a case by case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organisation and Public Health England.”


All going to plan, Strictly Come Dancing typically launches in September on BBC One

PICTURE: Instagram/@HollyH