Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Who's heading for the dancefloor this year?

Strictly Come Dancing will be waltzing back onto our screens later this year, and the rumour mill has already gone into overdrive over which celebrities will be taking part in the latest series.

Who will follow in Caroline Flack’s light-footed footsteps and lift the glitterball trophy, and who could be making a mistake by donning those sequins and overdoing it on the fake tan?

Here are the latest names rumoured for the line-up.

1. Dermot O’Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O’Leary (Ian West/PA)


You've got to go to @BBCRedButton #dancingdermot is ON FIRE

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

Dermot has already shown he’s got some fancy footwork, after successfully completing a 24-hour danceathon for Comic Relief this year as well as showing off his skills on The X Factor.

Now that he’s no longer hosting the ITV singing contest, he does have the time – but has already denied he will be competing on the rival show, saying: “I still have The X Factor in my blood – I love the show, so I’d never be a competitor on Strictly.”

2. Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood (Ian West/PA)


The BBC weather presenter, 53, is among the bookmakers’ favourites to cha-cha-cha her way onto the dancefloor. Could the Scottish star continue the success set by ex colleagues Susanna Reid and Chris Hollins?

3. Jamelia


Jamelia (Dominic Lipinski/PA)


The singer-turned-Loose Women panellist is tipped to do well, should she join the BBC dance show. And according to The Sun, she’s close to signing on, with a source saying: “Strictly will allow her to continue being a mum and to work on Loose Women.”

With her long legs and pop background, she could follow in Pixie Lott and Frankie Bridges’ footsteps.

4. Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley (Richard Jenson/PA)


Can Richard spark some fireworks on the dancefloor? If EastEnders star Jake Wood is anything to judge by, it’ll be interesting to see how he works those hips.

But his wife Judy Finnigan has already put the brakes on any potential dance moves, saying: “The idea of him doing Strictly for me and the kids was just so spine-tinglingly embarrassing. We’ve banned him.”

5. Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)


The newlywed presenter and Mysterious Girl singer has previously hinted about his soft spot for Strictly, saying: “It’s one of the best shows on telly and I do love to dance. I’m keen to give it a go when the time is right. I’m not sure I’d be able to pull off the Lycra outfits and sequins, though!”

Could this year be the right time?

6. Georgia May Foote

Georgia May Foote

Georgia May Foote (Sean Dempsey/PA)


The former Coronation Street actress, who left her role as Katy Armstrong on the ITV soap earlier this year, could be 2015′s Strictly soap star. Much like Tina O’Brien, Natalie Gumede and Jimi Mistry, she is said to have been high on the producers’ wishlist.

7. Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles (Yui Mok/PA)


Having left his post as a football presenter for ITV, Adrian Chiles is said to be 'in the frame' for the dance competition.

The 48-year-old host and interviewer might be able to pick up some tips from former soccer stars – Robbie Savage, Peter Schmeichel and John Barnes have all swapped their football boots for dance shoes in past series.

8. Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh (Ian West/PA)


The green-fingered TV presenter, 66, has made no secret of his wish to appear on Strictly, saying: “I’ve been asked to do it several times, but my schedule wouldn’t allow me.”

He’s also said he doesn’t want to be the novelty act on the show: “I know they’d make me the silly one with the bow tie, not the one with the shirt undone to the navel.”

9. Shane Richie

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— Phil Dale (@PhilPdale) May 21, 2015


EastEnders star Shane found himself in the heart of the line-up rumours after manager and agent Phil Dale tweeted a photo of the actor with the Strictly glitterball.

The 51-year-old has been enjoying a break from playing Alfie Moon on the main BBC One soap, as he films a new spin-off featuring Alfie and his partner Kat (Jessie Wallace).

10. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay (PA)


Scott Mills suggested that the hot-tempered chef should take part in Strictly, where he could get fired over his footwork.

But with a number of restaurants to manage and various TV shows to shoot, will the Scottish star find time for Strictly?


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