Beverley Callard banned from Strictly Come Dancing

Beverley Callard isn't allowed to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing' because it's screened on the BBC

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Beverley Callard

Beverley Callard

Beverley Callard has been banned from taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Coronation Street' actress has revealed bosses of the ITV soap won't let her or the rest of the cast star in the ballroom and latin show because it's screened on rival BBC.

Taking to her Twitter account over the weekend, she said: "I absolutely love 'Strictly...'!"

Asked if she'd like to take part, she added: "Oh I'd love to but we're not allowed."

However, a spokesperson for the long-running show has claimed they'd never prevent their cast from taking part in other projects but prefer them to stick with the channel.

The representative explained to the Daily Star newspaper: "Our cast do appear on BBC shows but where possible we give precedence to ITV programmes."

And Beverley isn't the only one who would love to swap the soap set for the dance floor as Michelle Keegan was rumoured to be taking part in the competition four years ago when she was playing beautiful barmaid Tina McIntyre in the ITV programme.

A source said at the time: "The offer never got off the ground because they [ITV] wouldn't release her from her contract. That goes for everyone else in the cast."

However, after she quit 'Coronation Street' two years ago, it didn't take the 29-year-old actress long to jump ship to the BBC as she took part in 'Ordinary Lies' last year and was most recently seen portraying army medic Georgie Lane in war drama 'Our Girl'.

And her relationship with the BBC is set to continue as the brunette beauty has just agreed to reprise her role as the lance corporal in the third series of the drama.

The BBC announced the news on their official Twitter account after the second series wrapped earlier this month, writing: "We're delighted to announce that #OurGirl will return to @BBCOne for a third series, starring @michkeegan as Georgie Lane (sic)"

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