Tamara Ecclestone ‘approached to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2019’

Billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone has reportedly been approached to join Strictly Come Dancing.


The daughter of former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone – worth an estimated £2.2 billion – has reportedly been made an offer by BBC bosses.

And according to The Sun, Tamara is “keen” to sign up.

“Tamara has been on producers’ lists before, but she wasn’t in a position to do it,” a source claimed. “Now her daughter is older she feels it’s something she would love to do.

“She looks great and is from a fascinating background.”

Tamara is no stranger to telly, previously appearing in her own reality TV shows on Channel 5 and ITVBe.

Meanwhile, radio and TV presenter Matt Richardson could also sign up for the new series.


Matt, currently presenting The Hangover Games on E4, told The Sun: “I’d do Strictly because it would make my mum happy.

“She would love me to do Strictly because it’s so wholesome and nice whereas everything I do is usually rude and crass. The Hangover Games is quite a dirty show because it’s all gross things.”

And he joked about Seann Walsh’s now infamous kiss with his pro partner Katya Jones.

“I would really try not to. Knowing Seann as well, I was like, ‘Oh mate, come on.’ It was so silly,” Matt remarked. “If you’re going to kiss, kiss inside. You’re on the biggest show on telly, kiss indoors.”

Meanwhile, popstars Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton have also both been rumoured for this year’s show.

They could follow in the footsteps of Steps’ Faye Tozer and Pussycat Dolls’ singer Ashley Roberts who took part last year.

A source told the Daily Mirror this weekend: “There are a lot of names in the mix for this year’s show and Keith and Natasha are on the list.

“Bosses feel they could be a ratings hit.”

Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One later this year.


The series typically confirms its line up in August before launching in September.

The Strictly professionals on 2019’s line up were confirmed at the start of this month (May).