Strictly Come Dancing ‘sign up’ fan-favourite EastEnders star

She's the latest star linked to the show

Strictly Come Dancing

by William Marriott |
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EastEnders actress Emma Barton, who plays Honey Mitchell in the hit BBC1 soap, has reportedly signed up for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She joins the likes of fellow rumoured contestants Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, ex-Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley and RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, who are all 'set' to be taking part in the show.

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However, the EastEnders scriptwriting process has now allegedly been thrown into chaos, after Emma said she would QUIT the soap to focus on dance training.

A source told The Sun, “Emma was prepared to quit Albert Square in order to dedicate her time to Strictly, but scriptwriters are trying to think of ways to write her out for a few months instead.

“She is very musical, has natural rhythm, and is sure to do well. She’s also come from a bit of a dance background, so is hopeful this could open new doors".

Swipe through to see this year's rumoured Strictly Come Dancing line-up


Strictly Come Dancing rumoured line-up SLIDER

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Harry Redknapp

After his success on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last year, former football manager Harry Redknapp is a favourite with bookies to appear on the show, with bosses reportedly very keen to sign him up.

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Scarlett Moffatt

Since her rise to fame after her appearance on Gogglebox, Scarlett Moffatt has become no stranger to reality TV, and it's been revealed she won over 600 dance trophies as child! She also told The Mirror, "I'm not exclusive to ITV, so I can do what I want. I've always loved Strictly – I'd love to be on it."

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Keith Duffy

Strictly bosses are keen to land Boyzone singer Keith Duffy on the show, with reports suggesting they think he could be a massive hit with fans.

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Vogue Williams

Vogue Williams is reportedly 'in talks' with Strictly bosses, and after welcoming her first child with her husband, former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews last year, Vogue is apparently very up for making an appearance.

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Radzi Chinyanganya

Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is also a hot favourite to appear on the show. With his BBC roots, we expect to see him in the 2019 line-up!

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Fearne Cotton

After leaving her job on Celebrity Juice, Fearne Cotton has some spare time on her hands, with bookies tipping her to appear on the popular dancing show.

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Alan Carr

Funny man Alan Carr would make a great addition to the show! Back in December, Alan appeared on Loose Women where he confirmed he'd been asked to take part.

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Sam Allardyce

The Daily Mail are reporting that Strictly bosses have offered football manager Sam Allardyce a place on the show. A source said, "They were talking to him about the Christmas special but emphasised that they want him on a whole series, rather than just a one-off".

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Tamara Ecclestone

According to reports, Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Tamara has been a target with Strictly bosses for a number of years. Now that her daughter Sophia is a little older, reports are suggesting Tamara could sign up for the show.

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Greg Shepherd

After getting dance lessons ahead of his wedding to former TOWIE star Billie Faiers, Greg Shepherd sent out a plea to Strictly bosses to sign him up on The Mummy Diaries.

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Emma Barton

Eastenders actress Emma Barton, who plays Honey Mitchell, has reportedly signed up for the show and is eager to do well. So much so, it's been suggested she was going to QUIT the soap to focus on her dance training! She has starred on stage in a UK tour of Chicago, so this might help her in the quest to picking up the glitterball trophy!

And Emma might have an advantage over her fellow celebrities, as after joining EastEnders back in 2005, she was cast as Roxie Hart in a UK tour of Chicago, which put her singing, acting AND dancing skills to the test.

Strictly have yet to confirm this year's line-up but we do know the hit show returns at the end of August!

We can't wait!

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