Jamelia signs up for Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2015


Jamelia has snubbed 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' in favour of appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Jamelia has signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Loose Women' panelist was previously reported to have signed up for the latest series of 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!', but has now snubbed the ITV reality show in favour of the BBC dance competition, as it's closer to home and she wants to focus on "being a mum" to her daughters Teja, 14, and eight-year-old Tiani.

A friend of Jamelia said: "Jamelia's been wanted by both shows for a number of years but Strictly makes more sense to her because it will allow her to continue being a mum and to work on 'Loose Women'."

The 'Superstar' singer, 34, is already said to be a "hot favourite" on the dance show, due to her entertainment background, despite the fact the line-up has not even been announced yet.

A 'Strictly' source told The Sun newspaper: "Jamelia is going to be a hot favourite right from the start. She's stunning, has long legs and is experienced with dance routines because of her pop past.

"We expect her to be at the standard of Pixie Lott, who did really well last year."

Other celebrities being lined up to appear on the 2015 series of the show include former 'The One Show' host Adrian Chiles, 'The X Factor's Joe McElderry, Michelle Heaton, former 'Coronation Street' actress Georgia May Foote and Kirsty Gallacher.

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