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Oti Mabuse hints The Chase star will be taking part in Strictly

Now THIS we would LOVE to see!

Several names have already been linked to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing – including Chris Evans, Harry Redknapp and Mrs Hinch.

But Oti Mabuse has dropped a clue about another rumoured contestant

Strictly stars appear on The One Show
The stars of Strictly appeared on The One Show (Credit: BBC)

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Earlier this month, ED! reported that The Chase’s Mark Labbett had been approached by both Strictly and I’m A Celebrity bosses.

We also revealed that the brainiac has until September to make his decision.

But Oti has hinted that Mark could well grace the floor in this year’s celebrity dancing competition.

Mark Labbett, aka The Beast on The Chase (Credit: ITV)
Mark Labbett, aka The Beast on The Chase (Credit: ITV)

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Appearing on The One Show last night (Wednesday April 24) alongside her fellow Strictly professionals, she told hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker that she’d love to see Mark follow in their footsteps and join the show.

Alex asked her who she’d like to see take part, saying: “Oti, who would you like to see dancing this year, if you could pick anybody?”

To which Oti replied: “I think The Beast from The Chase. That would be really exciting because he’s always so serious and quite stern.”

Strictly stars appear on The One Show
The SCD stars tried to keep tight-lipped about the rumoured line-up (Credit: BBC)

She went on to explain that “it would be nice to see him do a Salsa, something fun”.

When AJ Pritchard jumped in and said: “You want to bring the softer side out of the beast”, Oti laughed saying: “Always.”

Does Oti know something we don’t know?

Viewers jumped on the name drop, with one tweeting: “Oti wanting The Beast to do Strictly.”

Last year, Mark revealed he’d “love to do” Strictly.

Talking on Jeremy Vine On 5, he said: “I’d love to do Strictly. My wife said ‘under no circumstances are you allowed to fall in love with your dance partner, which I think is reasonable’.”

He added: “It would be great fun to do. The jungle would be a challenge because I think they only eat about 700 or 800 calories a day.

“The bushtucker trials would be no problem, as I’d be so desperate for calories.”

Mark has been in the spotlight recently after his wife Katie was accused of having an affair with a man named Scott.

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