Chris Tarrant wanted for Strictly
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 April 2011
'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' host Chris Tarrant is being lined up for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Chris Tarrant is being lined up for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' host is wanted by producers of the BBC One show as they think viewers will love watching him trying to dance.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "He would be absolutely fabulous. He loves a laugh but he's full of opinions. He's top of the wish list and he's keen. Bosses want pretty actresses like last year's champion Kara Tointon, but it's characters like Chris who really make it."
British skier Chemmy Alcott - who is currently recovering from a broken leg - is also being lined up after her friend and 'Strictly' professional Brendan Cole put in a good word for her.
Judge Craig Revel Horwood recently revealed he wanted royal contestants to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The acid-tongued judge would particularly love to see Princes William and Harry dance on the new series of the BBC One show later this year, as the elder brother will have brushed up on his moves in preparation for his wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29.
He said: "I'd like to see royalty on the show, like Wills or Harry. I think they would be absolutely fabulous.
"William must have a million waltzes up his sleeve now."