Strictly Come Dancing is set to come back on our TV screens in September but who are the celebrities competing this year? Here’s everyone on the rumoured SCD lineup.
The 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing looks set to take place under the pressure of a global pandemic, but it hasn’t stopped the rumour mills from wondering which celebrities may take to the dancefloor in the 2020 line-up.
Despite announcements that the show will be shorter this year, the country is no doubt looking forward to a glittery, feel-good show each week to lift our spirits.
So who are the celebrities set for Strictly Come Dancing 2020? Here’s the rumoured line-up:
It turns out the bookies are confident that Stacey Solomon is due to be part of the line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Coral have 1-2 odds for Stacey to be a part of the show, with the bookmaker’s representative saying there are high chances she will be competing.
Harry Aitkenhead said: “We think that Stacey Solomon is headed for Strictly and make her odds on to be a contestant on the next series of the hit show.”
After Jamie was forced to quit Strictly in 2019 due to injury, 2020 could be the Made In Chelsea star’s year.
Professional dancer Anton Du Beke told RadioTimes.com: “I hope he does it this year.
“I don’t know if they’ve asked him, but if they do, I hope he does it. He was lovely, so I hope he comes back and does it.”
Rumour has it that Michelle Keegan may follow in Mark Wright’s footsteps and step on the Strictly dance floor this autumn.
According to The Sun TV bosses are “desperate” to sign her up.
The source added: “They know that getting her to agree would be a massive coup and are hoping she will do it. In terms of timing this is a great moment for Michelle to do it.”
If the TV presenter’s recent social media posts are anything to go by, we may just be seeing Lorraine on the BBC show this year.
The Scot recently shared a video of herself dancing with Strictly pro Luba Mushtuk, with fans quickly speculating she is in early training to compete in September.
“Just a normal day being taught the jive with @lubamushtuk from @bbcstrictly during a brilliant time with @jasonvale,” she wrote with the video, adding, “I’m the one at the front in the grey hoodie mostly out of step! Brilliant fun,”
Vogue Williams – who has just had a baby with husband Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing’s best friend from their days on Made In Chelsea – has Strictly in her sights.
The Heart Radio presenter is rumoured to be joining the show as she is best friends with Strictly’s new booker Stefania Aleksander.
Vogue has triumphed on TV shows in the past when she competed on The Jump and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survive in 2015.
Jack P Shepherd
Coronation Street star Jack sparked Strictly rumours when his girlfriend wrote a tweet enquiring about ballroom dancing lessons close to the pair’s home.
Hanni Treweek wrote: “Does anyone know of any good ballroom dancing classes in Manchester that @jackpshepherd88 and I can do?” sparking rumours among fans that the actor is to complete for the glitter ball this year.
Huw was all set to join the Strictly cast for 2019 but as the BBC News lead presenter he had to turn down the opportunity due to the likelihood of an end of year election.
Now that the election is out of the way, but with coronavirus ruling the airwaves, it remains to be seen if Huw will be donning his dancing shoes come September.
Rumours have abounded for years that Alan Carr may join the cast of Strictly and this year is no different.
In 2018 Alan Carr confirmed on Loose Women that he was being poached to join the show: “They cornered me and asked me to do it,” adding, “I will do it but next year I’ve got a busy year.”
The comedian then appeared on the Graham Norton show earlier this year on February 14 and said: “They ask me to do it every year, and I say, ‘No’ because it’s too much like hard work.”
Fingers crossed that 2020 is the year Strictly bosses finally pursuade him!
With reports that Strictly may be pairing its first same-sex couple this year, The Sun reported that the show has found its leading men.
Westlife star Mark Feehily is said to have signed up according to the tabloid, to be dancing alongside professional Johannes Radebe.
After winning 2019’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here Jacqueline Jossa is a fan favourite for joining the dancing show this year.
With at least one soap star on Strictly each season, the ex-Eastenders star is a sure-fire contender for the line-up.
TV legend Lorraine Kelly has been heavily rumoured to appear on the upcoming series after she was absent from her ITV show in July.
She was replaced by Christine Lampard during her time away, and her Good Morning Britain co-stars Ben Shephard and Smooth’s Kate Garraway dropped a massive hint that she could be rehearsing.
“Ben is peddling all sorts of rumours this morning,” Kate joked.
TV and radio presenter Maya Jama is said to be a hot contender to join the Strictly line-up, with TV bosses reportedly offering big bucks to sign her.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “Maya ticks every box. She is young, beautiful, popular, bright, talented and has a big social media following.
“To get her this year would be a real coup. They have a six-figure fee on the table.
Former Gogglebox star and I’m a Celebrity winner Scarlett is no stranger to the dancefloor, as she competed in national Latin and ballroom competitions when she was a child, winning many trophies. She was even taught by Anton Du Beke!
When asked by Christine Lampard on Lorraine about whether she could appear, she replied: “I love Strictly! But if not, I’ll just be there on TikKok making my own cha cha cha dance moves!”
Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts could take part in the next series, according to Ladbrokes.
The I’m A Celeb star has reportedly thrown his own hat into the ring, with bookies giving him good odds to be appearing.