Strictly Come Dancing bosses struggling to find stars for new series
12 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

Strictly Come Dancing bosses struggling to find stars for new series

Share article:

"Strictly Come Dancing" bosses are reportedly struggling to find celebrities for the next series.

The popular ballroom and latin show won't return to screens for another nine months, but producers are said to be panicking as some of the stars - including Lacey Turner, Angela Scanlon, Claude Littner, Mel Giedroyc and actress Martine McCutcheon - that they were keen to sign up have already snubbed the chance because they're worried about the infamous show curse, which sees relationships falling apart during or just after the show, striking again.

A source told The Sun Online: ""Strictly Come Dancing" used to be show that no celebrity ever turned down. But the curse has changed all that. There is now a genuine concern that appearing on the show can negatively impact relationships."

Jamie Redknapp has reportedly been contacted about the new series now that he's divorced from Louise Redknapp but he's snubbed the offer because he believes the BBC One show was to blame for his split from the singer after she competed alongside Kevin Clifton in 2016.

An insider said: "Jamie only has negative feelings about "Strictly Come Dancing" now. There's absolutely no way he would appear."

Sandi Toksvig chooses Danish week for Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig chooses Danish week for Great British Bake Off

13 August 2018 - 10:00 AM

Sandi Toksvig chooses Danish week for Great British Bake Off

However, not everyone is worried about the curse, Martin Kemp has admitted he's been asked numerous times to do the show but he keeps turning them down because he can't dance.

He said: "They ask me a lot [to go on "Strictly"] but I think they've got so used to me saying "No", they've not asked me. I can't dance. There are some things I have to admit I can't do."

Roman Kemp: Dad Martin won't do Strictly because of curse

Roman Kemp: Dad Martin won't do Strictly because of curse

10 August 2018 - 3:00 PM

Roman Kemp: Dad Martin won't do Strictly because of curse

But producers may be in luck as Holly Willoughby has admitted she'd love to learn the dance technique following Ruth Langsford attempt last year - but she doesn't know how well she'd do.

She said recently: "Everyone would be watching me do it and that would be horrendous because I'm not very good at dancing. I'd love to learn to dance but not on telly."

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'
15 August 2018

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'

Megan Barton Hanson: Samira Mighty 'deserves better'
Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud
15 August 2018

Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud

Peter Dean: EastEnders departure 'could've been' down to Leslie Grantham feud
Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'
15 August 2018

Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'

Daisy Wood-Davis slams 'fans' over 'harassment'
Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show
15 August 2018

Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show

Paul Hollywood lands new cooking show
Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
15 August 2018

Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Vick Hope confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum
15 August 2018

Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum

Jack Fincham 'scared' of Dani Dyer's mum
Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign
15 August 2018

Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign

Paul Danan supports Hollyoaks return campaign
Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover
15 August 2018

Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover

Celebrity Big Brother house has 'tropical' makeover
Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?
15 August 2018

Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?

Coronation Street's Steve McDonald to try to back out wedding?
Take That choose Strictly over X Factor
15 August 2018

Take That choose Strictly over X Factor

Take That choose Strictly over X Factor
Hard Sun axed by BBC
15 August 2018

Hard Sun axed by BBC

Hard Sun axed by BBC
Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals
15 August 2018

Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals

Megan Barton-Hanson turns down endorsement deals