Dick and Dom sign up for Strictly Come Dancing

Children's TV presenters Dick and Dom are reportedly the first double act to ever take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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Dick and Dom

Dick and Dom

Dick and Dom are to appear on the next series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The children's TV presenters - whose full names are Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood - will be the first double act to take part in the show, though the 'Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old?' hosts will not dance together, being paired with professional females instead.

Dick and Dom - who shot to fame in 2002 with weekend morning show 'Dick and Dom In Da Bungalow' - are hoping the show will help carve out a more "grown-up" career path.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "They're keen and the BBC is keen so it's looking all set for a Dick and Dom ballroom special."

Though the line-up for this year's 'Strictly' - which returns to TV in September - has not been announced, stars including Slade singer Noddy Holder and soccer player Michael Owen are reportedly in the frame for the show.

Spice Girls singer Mel C has admitted she would like to take part because her four-year-old daughter Scarlet is a fan.

She said recently: "Scarlet loves dancing and she loves 'Strictly'.

"I think I'll have to do it just to make her proud. I'm a fan too, so you never know."

And 'Neighbours' actor Stefan Dennis, who plays villainous Paul Robinson, would also put on his dancing shoes for the contest.

He said last month: "I want to do 'Strictly Come Dancing'. My wife wants me to do it because I have got two left feet and she is a professional dancer.

"For me, 'Strictly Come Dancing' isn't a reality TV programme, it is a talent show. Talent shows have been around forever. People love them."

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