Strictly Come Dancing

Amazing names already ‘confirmed’ for Strictly 2019

Stacey Dooley’s persuaded her BBC mate!

The dust has barely settled on the dance floor, but celebrities are already throwing their hats into the ring to take part in next year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Alan Carr is reportedly the first showbiz name in the frame to put on his dancing shoes next year.

The comedian was at the final when Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton lifted the Glitterball trophy and show bosses are said to be keen to get him to sign on the dotted line.

Alan Carr Chatty Man
Alan Carr is said to be the first celebrity signed up for Strictly next year (Credit: Channel 4)

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According to sources, the Chatty Man host has already met with bosses, who think the 42-year-old would be the “perfect celebrity” for the show.

A source told The Sun: “Alan has met with bosses and they all hit it off straight away.

“He’s the perfect celebrity for Strictly because he’s popular, funny and throws himself in to everything – but he’s never had a day’s dance training in his life. What’s certain is he won’t hold back.”

This year’s winner Stacey Dooley and her professional partner Kevin Clifton (Credit: BBC)

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Louis Theroux also hinted he would be willing to waltz on to the dance floor next year.

Taking to Twitter to congratulate Stacey on her win, he wrote: “Congrats @staceydooley! Me next!”

Fellow documentary maker Stacey replied: “Louis. You waltzing in a sequin shirt would shut down the internet and sent the entire UK into complete euphoria. 2019 GIVE US WHAT WE ALL DESERVE.”

Louis Theroux at the National Lottery Awards at BBC Studios
Louis hinted he would be willing to waltz on to the dance floor next year (Credit: Wenn)

The show’s presenter Tess Daly has confirmed that talks are already underway with celebrities to take part on next year’s show, with some already agreeing to slip on the sequins.

Tess revealed that “people have been approached” and that “there’s a few who have already confirmed”.

Tess’ co-host Claudia Winkleman also revealed that they have a pact that they will both only stay on Strictly as a duo.

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Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have a pact to only present Strictly together (Credit: BBC)

She revealed to The Sun’s TV mag: “When one of us is done, we go together.”

However, she also insisted it wouldn’t be happening any time soon, adding: “She’s not allowed to leave.”

ED! has contacted representatives for Strictly for comment.

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