STRICTLY bosses are struggling desperately to attract big names. The show curse has put stars off joining host Tess Daly for the 16th series. Strictly bosses scrambling to attract A-listers have made a regional breakfast show DJ this year’s first signing. Capital FM host Vick, 28, is single so will escape the curse putting off many top stars. Chiefs also banning reality stars for the 16th series this autumn. An insider said: “Strictly has always been a massive draw in the past, but it hasn’t been as easy this year. "They’ve asked loads of top names, but with people like Louise Redknapp and Ben Cohen in mind, many in relationships are saying no. “Bosses are obviously hoping to bring in some bigger names, but they need everyone signed by the end of this month.” Singer Louise ended her 18-year marriage to footie star Jamie following her 2016 stint on the show. Rugby hero Ben split from wife Abby and now has a baby with his pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff. … [Read more...] about Capital FM DJ Vick Hope signs up for Strictly Come Dancing as bosses struggle to attract big names amid fears of Strictly curse
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LOUIS Smith is an Olympic medallist and Strictly Come Dancing winner. The gymnastics champ will be starring in new stage show Rip It Up alongside the likes of Harry Judd and Aston Merrygold - here's what we know about him... Who is Louis Smith and where is he from? Louis Smith was born on April 22, 1989. He was raised in Peterborough. Louis was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 1995. The Olympian was offered a choral scholarship when he was seven, but he wanted to focus on gymnastics instead. When he was young, Louis first learned to use the pommel by putting his feet in a bucket that was tied to a rope and hung from a ceiling. He attended Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, Cambridgeshire. What's happened in Louis Smith's gymnastics career? Louis gymnastics career has been filled with highlights. As a junior, he won the European Champion on the pommel horse in 2004 and 2006. He won gold on Pommel Horse for England at the 2006 … [Read more...] about Who is Louis Smith? Olympic gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing winner starring in Rip It Up
CRAIG Revel Horwood will spill Strictly Come Dancing secrets in his third autobiography due out in October. The 53-year-old telly star has promised to dish details from behind the scenes of the BBC One show in the book titled In Strictest Confidence. It will also reveal Craig's “fresh heartache over failed romances”, with the star telling The Mirror: "It’s wonderful to be writing another volume. I’m told I should slow down as I get older, which is ridiculous as I seem to have speeded up.” The choreographer, who has been a judge on the BBC programme since 2004, is expected to focus on his failed relationship with puppeteer Damon Scott that descended into bitterness. Craig added: “With my other lovers and boyfriends I’ve remained friends. But there’s no way with Damon. "There is nothing really you can do about it because there is a side to everybody’s story, everyone’s broken relationship.” Back in 2016 Damon … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will tell all on show’s secrets and past heartbreak in new book
Dumper islander Ellie Jones looks set to try her hand in the world of dance - after finding herself unlucky in the Love Island villa. The ex-girlfriend of tipped-to-win islander Jack Fincham , went to dance studios in Baker Street to train with Gary Edwards, who presents US show Dancing with the Stars, to try and impress scouts for the BBC dancing show. Ellie, 22, was twirled and dipped by her new coach, as she wore a loose bun with a fitted green tracksuit and trainers. A source told MailOnline : "Ellie is a natural for Strictly. She’s a stunning and curvaceous brunette with a Strictly tan already to go from her time on Love Island. And she went to classes as a child so she’s been dancing since she was seven years old. "But she’s also a really down to earth and lovely girl who grabbed the opportunity to go on Love Island with both hands within days of getting the first call from producers. Now she’s keen to try and go one step further and compete for the … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Ellie Jones trains to ‘win a place on Strictly Come Dancing’
Coronation Street favourite Catherine Tyldesley has filmed her final scenes on the cobbles, and she hasn’t ruled out following in the steps of her former co-stars Tina O’Brien and Georgia May Foote and taking to dancefloor on Strictly Come Dancing. Tina, who plays Sarah Platt competed on the BBC1 dance show back in 2010 - five years before her character returned to Corrie - with pro dancer Jared Murillo. And Georgia, who played Katy Armstrong, danced with Giovanni Pernice after waving goodbye to Weatherfield in 2015. Coronation Street’s long-serving actress Beverley Callard has previously claimed stars of the ITV1 soap are not allowed to take part in Strictly, but Cath may now get her chance after leaving the famous street.‘ The mother-of-one, who has been sporting a new shorter brunette hairstyle, told this week’s issue of OK! magazine about her love of Strictly, saying it’s the only reality show she could see herself doing. “I don’t … [Read more...] about Catherine Tyldesley lined up for Strictly Come Dancing after leaving Corrie?