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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up: Celebrities and contestants rumour round up

The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up is a long way off being confirmed but rumoured celebrities are already popping up.

While the previous Strictly cast are still recovering from last year’s series, show bosses are already hard at work on this year’s show.
A number of all star contestants have been tipped for Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 from Olympians to comics.
Of course whether or not we’ll actually see any of them in the ballroom come the launch show in the autumn remains to be seen for a while yet.
For now, here’s a run down of the early Strictly Come Dancing 2017 rumoured line up…
Who’s on Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

Jessica Ennis Hill


Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill is said to be lined up for 2017’s cast after announcing her retirement from athletics. The former heptathlon champ, who won gold in London 2012 and silver in Rio 2016, made a visit to the studio last year.

Joel Dommett

Apparently comic Joel Dommett could be part of the 2017 cast after impressing on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here over on ITV. According to the Daily Star newspaper, Strictly bosses reckon Joel could prove to be a “great signing” for the new series.

Jermain Defoe

England footballer Jermain Defoe has revealed hopes of taking part in Strictly Come Dancing. The sports star, who also plays for Sunderland, reckons he could prove to be quite the mover in the ballroom thanks to some past street dancing experience.

Joan Collins


Dame Joan ­Collins has reportedly been approached to join the Strictly Come Dancing line up, supposedly after BBC bosses were turned down by former Bake Off judge Mary Berry. At 84, Joan would be Strictly’s oldest ever contestant if she took part in the show this autumn.

Matt Goss

Matt Goss has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017. The star of pop group Bros is set to take to the Strictly dancefloor this year – and not for the first time after appearing in the 2013 Xmas special.

Steph and Dom Parker


Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker have been tipped for Strictly Come Dancing 2017 after the couple performed as Cher and Meatloaf for the live BBC One series Let’s Sing and Dance.

Paula Radcliffe

Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe is being tipped to join the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up. Sources on the BBC One series claim that show bosses are keen to get the record holder on board.

Charlotte Hawkins

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins has revealed she’s up for Strictly Come Dancing. The TV host could follow in the footsteps of co star Susanna Reid who finished as runner up on the show in 2013.


Max Whitlock


Max Whitlock has been tipped to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017. Could the Olympic gymnast replicate the success of former Strictly winner Louis Smith?

Angela Scanlon

Robot Wars host Angela Scanlon is being tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2017. The telly presenter, who has also appeared on The One Show, is said to be on the wish list of stars for the autumn line up.

Frank Lampard


Footballer Frank Lampard has been rumoured for the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 cast. The ex Chelsea player is reportedly on a wish list of stars wanted by BBC bosses for this year’s show.

Samantha Womack

EastEnders actress Samantha Womack is also reportedly on the ‘wish list’ of stars for Strictly Come Dancing 2017. According to The Sun newspaper, soap star Samantha is wanted for the show which begins in the autumn.

Gemma Atkinson


Emerdale’s Gemma Atkinson could be a part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up – if she gets her way. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Gemma said: “I’d love to do Strictly – I’ve never been asked before but it would be really great to learn how to dance. I’m not sure how I’d handle in the high heels though.

Ellie Simmonds


Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds is another name tipped to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2017. The sports star has a number of gold medals to her name, winning consecutive titles in the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics over the past decade.
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will air on BBC One later this year.

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