Jake Quickenden sparks Strictly Come Dancing rumours with cryptic tweet

He won Dancing On Ice earlier this year

Jake Quickenden

by Emma Dodds |
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Jake Quickenden may have only just settled back into normal life after winning Dancing On Ice in March this year, but the 29-year-old has already sparked rumours that he's heading back onto the small screen later this year.

After tweeting earlier today that he's "ready for a new challenge," fans have gone wild for the cryptic post - with many being convinced that he could be trying out yet another dancing TV show... AKA, Strictly Come Dancing.

The former X Factor and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star was flooded with tweets, many of which were pretty sure that the ambiguous message meant that he was heading for the Strictly dancefloor.

But Jake didn't stop there, retweeting one person and saying that he would definitely be up for trying out the show, writing, 'I'd give it a bash for sure.'

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 rumoured line-up (radio)

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Coleen Rooney

After welcoming her fourth child into the world in January, Coleen Rooney is reportedly 'in talks' with Strictly bosses to appear on the show.

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Michelle Keegan

Bosses are reportedly keen to 'break the bank' for former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. The Our Girl star will be able to get a few tips from her husband Mark Wright after he appeared on the show back in 2014.

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Gemma Collins

TOWIE star Gemma Collins is a firm favourite to land a place on this year's show. However, speaking about her potential signing, Craig Revel Horwood recently said, "Gemma Collins would be fun on the show but it's not very often that we have reality stars take to the ballroom. We generally have people of a higher calibre than that."

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Rylan Clark-Neal

This Morning presenter Rylan Clark-Neal recently expressed his interest in taking part in the popular dancing show. He said, "I'm a big fan of Strictly. Last year, I got the chance to go down there for the first time as previously I've always been on The X Factor.** It was nice to go down and support Ruth. Never say never."

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Joey Essex

Former TOWIE star Joey Essex is also a keen favourite with bosses as they think he is 'TV gold'.

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Piers Morgan

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan hinted that he could be appearing on the show this year. Piers's rival Lord Alan Sugar even said he would donate £25,000 to charity if Piers does take part, and an additional £25,000 if he gets past week five!

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Les Dennis

During a recent appearance on Sunday Brunch, Les Dennis said, "When I was doing Coronation Street I was approached but we weren't allowed to do it, we had a policy. I wouldn't mind doing it, I always like a challenge."

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Nadiya Hussain

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain attended a number of Strictly live shows last year, where she reportedly expressed her love for the show.

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Maya Jama

Stormzy's girlfriend Maya Jama is also a hot favourite to appear on the show.

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Jake Quickenden

He may have won Dancing On Ice earlier this year, but Jake Quickenden has sparked rumours he's heading to Strictly too.

Fans were ecstatic over the second message, with one writing, 'Think you'd be great,' another adding, 'I could definitely see you doing this' and one commented, 'Yeah you definitely should, would love to see you dance.'

However, this flies in the face of an interview he gave to Express.co.uk earlier this year, where he joked that he couldn't take part as he's already done too many reality TV shows.

He said, "I probably couldn’t do it this year because then I would definitely be the biggest reality idiot on TV! But I would never say no to something as big as Strictly."

Dancing On Ice
©Jake won Dancing On Ice this year with his partner Vanessa Bauer © Shutterstock

But later in the interview he revealed that he'd love to do the show, adding, "I would definitely be up for it if the opportunity ever came along but I think it would be a couple of years now."

Although Jake sadly split from his fiancée Danielle Fogarty shortly after Dancing On Ice ended, he's since been spotted with ex-Love Island star Darylle Sargeant, who he was seen sharing a smooch with on a date in Leeds earlier today.

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