First Strictly Come Dancing Candidates Revealed As Caroline Quentin and Bill Bailey | Television and radio | Showbiz and TV


The Strictly Come Dancing cast list for the 2020 lineup has been under lock and key for several months, but reports suggest the names of the attendees are starting to be revealed. Among them are former Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin, 60, and funny Bill Bailey, 55, two comedians that audiences know very well. This latest speculation has yet to be confirmed or officially announced by the BBC program, but sources say the pair are preparing to participate.

An insider said: “The BBC is thrilled with the double signing. Caroline is eager to take on the challenge and wants to do it well.“And it’s a tough time for live performers, so it seemed like a good chance for Bill to get involved in the show,” they continued.

The source also explained how former Men star Behaving Badly has wanted to join the program for some time, but work commitments have been hard to juggle.

They also appear to have learned that comedian and musician Bill has been invited to participate on several occasions in the past, according to The Sun. has reached out to a representative for the show to comment on the latest reports on the cusp of the socially distanced first season.

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Rumors have been racing about which celebs could take part since it was revealed that a show would be set this year.

By now, the full cast list has generally been announced, with the famous faces being formed for their first performance.

While the competition does not usually start until the end of September, the first show of the season sees amateur dancers teaming up with a professional.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, procedures have been changed this year as the season is shortened.

Spokesman John Hill said: “Ferne McCann could be ready for one of the biggest challenges of her career this year, as our bets suggest she could be a Strictly candidate in 2020.”

Fearne’s chances are going to snatch the Glitterball Trophy from defending champion Kelvin Fletcher, 36, currently at 20/1.

“McCann has been working hard on his fitness this year and it could pay off on the Strictly dance floor,” added John.

BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, 43, also appears to be a strong contender to hit the dance floor.

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Having previously held 6/1, his chances of participating have now been reduced to 2/1, making it very likely that he will be able to register.

Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: “Dan is a familiar face at the BBC, but we think he’s going to face a different challenge on our screens this fall. ”

Another comedian joining Bill and Caroline could be Greg Davies, 52, as he may have his sights set on the Glitterball Trophy which is currently set to join the line-up at 1/2.

“Greg is the last star we think is a banker to be a contender on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020. He’s got every chance to hit the dance floor,” Harry explained.

Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One.


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