Carley Stenson for Strictly Come Dancing?
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 December 2016
Carley Stenson has reportedly been approached by bosses to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year
Carley Stenson is being lined up to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year.
The former 'Hollyoaks' actress - who was known for playing blonde bombshell Stephanie Cunningham in the soap - has spent the past three months supporting her fiancé Danny Mac as he battled it out week-in week-out for the glitterball trophy but it seems she may finally get her chance to shine as bosses want her for the next series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Both parties have arranged to speak in the new year about making her desire to follow Danny's sensational footsteps in this year's series."
And it seems the 34-year-old star will have no trouble settling in to the dance family next year as she's already struck up a close bond with many of the professionals - including Danny's current training and show partner Oti Mabuse and her husband.
An insider explained: "The two couples have been enjoying regular nights out together."
However, Carley was no doubt worried about Danny taking part in the competition when he was approached earlier this year as her ex-boyfriend Ricky Whittle dumped her after he reportedly grew close to his dance partner Natalie Lowe when he did the show in 2009.
The source said: "Carley has always wanted to do the show but there had been a kind of shadow hanging over her from the Ricky days - despite her saying they weren't that close when they split up. But she has now been a real part of the 'Strictly' family for the last four months.
"During that time she has eradicated any possible awkwardness to Australian Natalie and it is a definite case of both her and the BBC planning for a role for her next year."
Carley will no doubt be sitting at the front of the audience this weekend when Danny goes head-to-head with Ore Oduba and Louise Redknapp in the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final.