Alison Hammond to join Strictly Come Dancing
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 July 2014
'This Morning' presenter Alison Hammond has reportedly signed up for the twelfth series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' after previously saying she wanted to represent the "big girls"
Alison Hammond has signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 'This Morning' presenter has reportedly agreed to star on the next series of the BBC ballroom dancing competition and is eager to represent "big girls".
A source told The Sun newspaper: "She came in for her fitting last week and can't wait to get started.
"Alison has always loved 'Strictly' but she never thought it was a possibility until she saw Lisa Riley do so well. So she jumped at the chance this year."
The insider added: "Alison's personality is infectious and the bosses are sure she will be popular. She has the kind of charisma and humour that people love.
"She was genuinely delighted to be asked to join. There is no doubt she will throw everything into her dance training. She could be one of this year's real surprises."
Alison shot to fame on the third series of 'Big Brother' in 2002 but is now best known for interviewing celebrities on ITV's 'This Morning'.
Alison's 'Strictly' role wouldn't be the first time she has taken part in a reality competition as she's previously starred on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here!', 'Celebrity MasterChef' and 'Celebrity Fit Club'.
Other stars linked to the new series of 'Strictly' include ex-'TOWIE' hunk Mark Wright, Monty Python star Carol Cleveland and celebrity chef Greg Wallace.