Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Line-up rumours from Stacey Solomon to Alan Carr – The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans are gearing up for the 18th series, which will see a whole new batch of celebrity contestants.

Although the show is still a fair while off, names of who could appear are already being dropped.

Who is in the Strictly 2020 line-up?

So far it is only rumours and theories about who is in the line-up for Strictly 2020.

Producers don't start revealing names until around the summer.

Until then, we will keep you up-to-date with who is likely to be part of the 2020 series.

And it looks like the show will go on even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dance star Anton Du Beke promised the BBC competition will come back for another series.

The 53-year-old professional dancer revealed on The Steph Show that they are continuing to plan the new series.

He said: "They're carrying on with it for now, the whole pre production will be going on as normal."

The dance star also denied rumours that producers were having trouble recruiting celebrities because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Michelle Keegan

Our Girl actress Michelle Keegan is apparently top of the Strictly bosses' list for the 18th series.

The former Corrie star has just finished filming BBC One drama Our Girl and is believed to be between projects.

A show source told The Sun Online: “Michelle ticks all the boxes. She’s glamorous, hugely popular and loves the show too. Producers are desperate to try and sign her up.

“They know that getting her to agree would be a massive coup and are hoping she will do it.

“In terms of timing this is a great moment for Michelle to do it.

"She's been spending the last few weeks self-isolating at home with Mark so when things can go back to normal, she will be looking to throw herself into new challenges. They don't come much bigger than Strictly.

"She's always enjoyed the show and was wanted when she was on Corrie. But it was always very tricky to get over the line because of the BBC and ITV rivalry."

Stacey Solomon

The Loose Women star has admitted she'd "love to do Strictly" and is a huge fan of the show.

Partner Joe Swash recently won Dancing on Ice 2020, impressing the nation with his cheeky smile and moves on the rink.

Stacey told Good Housekeeping: "I love the show, I love the outfits, the routines, and how the contestants go from one to 1,000.

"But I would be the one that didn't get it… Everybody would expect me to go on this journey, but I would be persistently the same after 10 weeks! I would just stay the same!".

Jack P. Shepherd

In March 2020 Jack P. Shepherd sparked rumours he was about to sign up to Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2019 his former co-star Catherine Tyldesley took part, while Natalie Gumede and Georgia May Foote have also done the show.

Jack sent fans speculating after his girlfriend Hanni Treweek asked followers about ballroom dancing classes online.

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: "Does anyone know of any good ballroom dancing classes in Manchester that @jackpsheperd88 and I can do x."

Alan Carr

Apparently BBC bosses are super keen to get the comedian on the show and have approached him every year.

In 2019 Alan finally hinted he might do it – telling Loose Women that he'd agreed to sign up to the 2020 series.

He joked: "I will do it, but next year, I've got a busy year. They cornered me and they said, 'Would you do it?'"

He also spoke about Strictly to Graham Norton revealing: "They ask me to do it every year, and I say, 'No' because it's too much like hard work.

"I used to be able to slut drop, but I can't anymore, I'm at that age. I like Oops Up Side Your Head because you get to sit down!"

Jamie Laing

It wasn't meant to be for Made In Chelsea star last year as he was forced to pull out of the 2019 series of Strictly before the first episode, when he injured himself on the red carpet launch.

Jaime was due to dance with Oti Mabuse, but was replaced by Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher – who went on to win the show.

A source told the Sun Online: "Jamie was devastated when he couldn't carry on because of his nasty foot injury.

"He went through a lot of physiotherapy to get well again [and] has been in contact with the BBC to confirm he's fighting fit and that he's more than able to take part in the next series."

Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

Kelvin Fletcher secured enough votes from the public to be crowned the winner of the the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing along with with partner Oti Mabuse

The former Emmerdale star who used to play Andy Sugden in the ITV soap, was initially not even part of the BBC dance contest.

But after replacing Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing he took the judges and fan's breath away with his rendition of the Samba in week one.

Bruno Tonioli even went as far as to describe the performance as the greatest debut dance he had ever seen on Strictly.

When is Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on?

The start date for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is yet to be revealed.

However, it is likely to launch in August/September 2020.

The live shows usually kick off in October.

Once the show is on, episodes will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

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