Cheryl Cole set for Dancing With The Stars?

Cheryl Cole set for Dancing With The Stars?
Cheryl Cole set for Dancing With The Stars? (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Cheryl Cole is reportedly being lined up for an appearance on Dancing With The Stars (opens in new tab). TV bosses in America are trying to woo the Girls Aloud star to show off her moves on the dancefloor with her pal Derek Hough on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing, reported the Daily Mirror. It is thought that the show's chiefs were keen to sign the singer up for the autumn series of the show but the commitment would clash with her work on The X Factor, so they are now hoping she will star as one of the celebrity dancers in the March 2011 season. "Derek danced with Cheryl on her recent tour and enjoyed a sultry ballroom dance in her Parachute video so the chemistry is certainly right," a source told the paper.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.