Olly Murs set for Strictly Come Dancing?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 April 2017
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs and Paula Radcliffe are both reportedly in the frame for the upcoming series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Olly Murs has reportedly signed up for the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'You Don't Know Love' hitmaker - who recently admitted he is still struggling to get over his split from Francesca Thomas 18 months ago - is said to be looking forward to throwing himself into rehearsals for the popular dance contest and thinks it's just what he needs to finally get over his heartache.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Signing up for 'Strictly' requires major commitment and several rehearsals every week. It leaves little to no time for a private life.

"It's the perfect way for Olly to occupy himself and he's hoping it will give him a new lease of life as he tries to move on from his split.

"His friends and family are thrilled he has decided to do the show and there is no doubt his fans are excited to see him wearing some amazing outfits."

Meanwhile, veteran marathon runner Paula Radcliffe is also wanted to take part in the upcoming series of the BBC competition.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Paula is a bona fide athletics legend, and the bosses are convinced she would be a hit on Strictly if she agreed to take part.

"Not only is she a household name, she is also incredibly likeable and has the discipline to really apply herself to a training regime.

"Paula is a massive fan of the show, but has not yet made a decision about their offer either way.

"She has told the Strictly team that she needs time to discuss it with her friends and family, which is what she is doing at the moment.

"But they are all urging her to go for it."

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