Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up: Celebrities and contestants rumour round up

Who's on Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up

The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up is a long way off being confirmed but rumoured celebrities are already popping up.

While the previous Strictly cast are still recovering from last year's series, show bosses are already hard at work on this year's show.

A number of all star contestants have been tipped for Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 from Olympians to comics.

Of course whether or not we'll actually see any of them in the ballroom come the launch show in the autumn remains to be seen for a while yet.

For now, here's a run down of the early Strictly Come Dancing 2017 rumoured line up...

Who's on Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

Jessica Ennis Hill

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Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill is said to be lined up for 2017's cast after announcing her retirement from athletics.

The former heptathlon champ, who won gold in London 2012 and silver in Rio 2016, made a visit to the studio last year.

According to The Sun, show bosses hope to get Jessica to compete in the celebrity dance contest later in the autumn.

Joel Dommett

Apparently comic Joel Dommett could be part of the 2017 cast after impressing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here over on ITV.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, Strictly bosses reckon Joel could prove to be a "great signing" for the new series.

Ruth Langsford

Strictly Come Dancing bosses have a potential competitor for their 2017 series in Ruth Langsford, who says she's "desperate" to do the show.

The This Morning presenter has frequently been tipped for the dance contest in recent years, alongside her husband Eamonn Holmes.

"I’m still desperate to do Strictly but they’ve never asked me," she told the Daily Express. "Eamonn’s been asked more than once!"

Carley Stenson

Girlfriend of Strictly 2016 contestant Danny Mac, Carley Stenson could be on the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up this year.

The two soap stars, who both appeared in Channel 4's Hollyoaks are engaged and plan to get married this year.

But those plans could be put on hold if Carley gets the chance to follow in Danny's footsteps and join the show.

She teased last year: "If I was ever lucky enough to be asked, I would [say yes] just to wear the dresses! I'd say 'You can turn the cameras off and just let me wear the dresses!'"

Samantha Womack

EastEnders actress Samantha Womack is reportedly on the 'wish list' of stars for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

According to The Sun newspaper, soap star Samantha is wanted for the show which begins in the autumn.

She had appeared on the BBC One series for years but was both killed off on New Year’s Day in a shock story line.

Gemma Atkinson

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Emerdale's Gemma Atkinson could be a part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up - if she gets her way.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Gemma said: “I’d love to do Strictly – I’ve never been asked before but it would be really great to learn how to dance. I’m not sure how I’d handle in the high heels though.

“I’m used to wearing my converse so that might be difficult.”

Ellie Simmonds

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Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds is another name tipped to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

The sports star has a number of gold medals to her name, winning consecutive titles in the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics over the past decade.

But could she add the Strictly glitterball to her trophy cabinet this year?

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, show bosses are hoping to get Ellie on the line up for 2017.

And who's definitely NOT on Strictly Come Dancing this year...

Away from rumours of who could be doing Strictly, a number of celebs have ruled themselves out.

Martin Kemp said: "They ask me a lot [to go on 'Strictly Come Dancing'] [but] I can't dance. There are some things I have to admit I can't do."

TV presenter Mel Giedroyc has also turned down an offer, saying: "I love watching it so much I almost didn't want to spoil the pleasure by being on it."

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will air on BBC One later this year.

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