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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Which celebrities are taking part?
We've got a few months before the glitter ball starts spinning again but the rumour mill is already in full flow. Find out who's tipped to be taking to the ballroom this year.
It's one of the best parts of the run-up to Strictly for the show's superfans - trying to work out who will be joining the cast for the new series.
There are always a few curveballs and the show is notoriously good at keeping its line-up a secret, but that doesn't stop us from having some fun with guessing at who's signed up.
Here's our round-up of the latest rumours out there for the class of 2021.
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 rumoured contestants
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has made no secret of the fact that she loves Strictly, and professional dancer Giovanni Pernice has called her his dream celebrity partner.
Commitments for Strictly always fall pretty close to the start of Holly’s hosting duties for Dancing On Ice and she’s one of ITV’s biggest stars, but could this finally be the year that she manages to make time for a BBC show?
Former footballer and BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand claims to have been approached to do Strictly every year – and colleague Gabby Logan has tried her best to finally get him to do as she did and sign up as a contestant.
She said to Tess Daly on her podcast: “I was trying to persuade Rio Ferdinand. You need to get your producers onto him. I almost had him.
“He said, ‘Did you really enjoy it?’ I said, ‘How often do they ask you?’ He said, ‘Every year’. He’d be incredible, and he’s a dancer!”
Presenter Maya Jama spoke to Radio Times recently about Strictly, praising the show for finally including their first same-sex couple in 2020 with Nicola Adams and Katya Jones.
When asked whether she’d take part, she said: “I don’t know, I always say I don’t know. I’d never say never to all of these things.”
Former S Club 7 star Tina Barrett is just waiting for that call from Strictly and would jump at the chance to step out onto the ballroom.
She made her bid to join the line-up when she told The Sun: “I love Strictly and I’d like to do it. I haven’t been asked to, so if anyone at Strictly is reading, please let me go on. It would be amazing. I am a bit of a Glitterball girl.”
Death in Paradise star Ralf Little reckons he’s had no end of offers to do reality shows, but would consider ones where you learn “a skill” such as Strictly or Dancing On Ice.
He told Hello! Magazine: "I think people who participate in Strictly and do well in Strictly, they're learning a real skill, an art form, and there's something really rewarding about that. The same goes for Dancing On Ice."
Good Morning Britain’s weather presenter Laura Tobin has made no secret of being keen to follow in the footsteps of her co-stars.
In fact, with Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh, Richard Arnold and Kate Garraway all having taken part, she’s one of the few people in the GMB studio not to have done Strictly.
She told The Mirror: "I would love to do Strictly. I love dancing and singing, that's all I do around the house with Charlotte. I would be available..."
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on TV?
As yet, no start date has been released, but it's usually towards the end of September.
We're expecting to see the new series launch around Saturday, September 25.
Who are the past winners of Strictly?
Comedian Bill Bailey made Strictly history when he became the oldest ever champion at the age of 55 in 2020. He also helped partner Oti Mabuse bring home her second win in a row.
Here are all the winning couples so far:
Series 1 - Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole
Series 2 - Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett
Series 3 - Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova
Series 4 - Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy
Series 5 - Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler
Series 6 - Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Series 7 - Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan
Series 8 - Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev
Series 9 - Harry Judd and Aliona Viliani
Series 10 - Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace
Series 11 - Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec
Series 12 - Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev
Series 13 - Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani
Series 14 - Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton
Series 15 - Joe McFadden and Katya Jones
Series 16 - Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton
Series 17 - Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse
Series 18 - Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
Strictly Come Dancing will return on BBC One in the autum