Louise Redknapp for Strictly Come Dancing?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 July 2016
Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp has reportedly been approached by BBC bosses to join this year's line-up of 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Louise Redknapp has joined this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 41-year-old television personality - who is married to retired footballer Jamie Redknapp - is reportedly set to slip into a glitzy gown, pull on her ballroom shoes and hit the dancefloor when the popular BBC One show returns for another series later this year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Louise has been top of the 'Strictly...' hit list for years. She's a huge star and they feel she will bring class and glamour. They're absolutely thrilled they've finally got her. She grew up singing and dancing, which will stand her in good stead when the rehearsals and training kick in after the summer."

And the brunette beauty is no doubt hoping to follow in the footsteps of her pal Abbey Clancy - who is married to Stoke City's striker Peter Crouch - after she picked up the glitterball trophy in 2013.

Bosses of the show are remaining tight-lipped on this year's celebrity line-up but it's believed singer Anastacia, presenter Laura Whitmore and legal expert Judge Rinder are on the hit list.

Meanwhile, this year's series, which will hit screens in the autumn, has been given a huge shake-up as three new dancers will be joining the professional line-up.

World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian Champion Oksana Platero and top Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez will help to guide the celebrity contestants on the dance show, which features judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell.

Pasha Kovalevsky, Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice, Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse will also return to the programme as professionals alongside favourites Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole and Kevin and Karen Clifton.

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