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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up: Confirmed and rumoured celebrities revealed

STRICTLY Come Dancing has been thrilling fans since it launched on our screens back in 2004.

Every year there is always a buzz about who will be taking to the dance floor, and the 2021 series is no different.

Who is in the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

Robert Webb

Robert Webb is an English comedian, actor and writer – and he's one half of the comedy double act Mitchell and Webb.

He's now been confirmed as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing, alongside McFly's Tom Fletcher, and TV presenter AJ Odudu.

Tom Fletcher

McFly's Tom Fletcher has now been CONFIRMED as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking tonight on the One Show, he said he was hugely relieved that the secret is out after keeping quiet about his appearance since Christmas.

AJ Odudu

AJ Odudu is a TV presenter who has seen her star soar in the world of telly.

She is now back on the box hosting ITV2's Apocalypse Wow. She's also now been confirmed as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Who is in the rumoured line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as Strictly will be back this autumn.

It may only be August but fans are keen to know who will be taking part on the 2021 show.

It's far too early for producers to reveal the real line-up, but top names are already starting to be touted about.

Here's the early rumours:

Vicky McClure

Line Of Duty actress Vicky McClure has been rumoured to be joining the Strictly line up for 2020.

She wouldn't be out of place, as the actress has revealed that she used to love ballet as a child.

Ladbrokes has put the odds of Kate appearing on the dance contest at 5/1.

Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "McClure would be a stellar signing by BBC bosses and fans would love to see DI Fleming hit the Strictly dancefloor."

Micah Richards

Former footballer, turned pundit, Micah Richards, has been touted as a potential contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Coral have put the odds of Richard appearing on and winning the show as 16-1.

“The former Manchester City footballer is clearly comfortably on the dance floor so it would be no surprise if he was part of the Strictly line-up in 2021,” said Coral’s John Hill.

Tom Malone

Former Googlebox star Tom Malone quit the show in March 2021 to focus on new opportunities, one of which could be appearing on Strictly.

The 27-year-old has been a professional break dancer since he was 14 and danced in an opening number on Strictly as one of the B-Boys.

On whether he’d like to return to Strictly, he told The Express: “I would love to! If the opportunity came up to go on Strictly as a contestant, I’ve never done Ballroom in my life, so it’d be interesting to see how as someone who breaks, I’m used to dancing upside down, how those two worlds could come together.

“And, how I could use skills from breaking in Ballroom or if there is even anything you can use from breaking in Ballroom."

Ralf Little

Ralf has enjoyed a long career on TV, after he first burst on to the screen in 1998 in the BBC's The Royle Family.

He is currently enjoying a successful stint on Death In Paradise.

Ralf has revealed he has been asked to do Strictly before, and apparently now he would consider it.

Speaking to Hello! Magazine  he said: “I've been asked to do all of them every year."

He then added: “Never say never! I think that it's very easy to be dismissive of things. 

“I think, people who participate in Strictly and do well in Strictly, they're learning a real skill, an art form, and there’s something really rewarding about that."

Maya Jama

Maya rose to fame in 2015 on 4Music.

The TV presenter was rumoured to be taking part in Strictly 2020, and is now tipped for the 2021 line-up.

Speaking to Hello about the possibility of joining Strictly in the future, Maya said: "I always say, 'I don't know'.

"I'd never say never to all of these things but I've got a lot going on at the moment."

Lucy Fallon

Lucy is another name that is rumoured to join the dance show in 2021.

We previously revealed that the actress was approached do the BBC dance show in 2018 but was unable to while still working on Corrie.

However now she has left, the door is wide open and she’s made no secret of being a huge fan of the show.

A TV insidertold The Sun:  "It's too early to know who'll be on this year's Strictly, but bosses speak to a lot of celebs before they sign the line-up.

“Lucy is hopeful she'll be in with a chance as it's a huge opportunity and she'd get to learn to dance."

Tina Barrett

Tina is hoping to follow her former S Club 7 bandmate Rachel Stevens on to the Strictly dancefloor.

She released her solo single Private Dance In­structor back in December 2020 and hopes her moves in the video will bag her a place on the show.

Speaking to The Sun she said: “We shot it in lockdown so it’s just me in a dance studio doing ­chor­eography. It’s very Flashdance.”

She continued: “I love Strictly and I’d like to do it. I haven’t been asked to, so if ­any­one at Strictly is ­reading, please let me go on.

“It would be amazing. I am a bit of a ­glitterball girl.”

Ben Shephard

Ben's GMB co-stars Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins have all done Strictly.

The TV presenterhas admitted that he is desperate to do the show – but his wife "doesn't want him to have an affair".

Annie Shephard has banned her famous husband from taking part on the BBC One dance show due to the infamous Strictly Curse, with several stars splitting from their partners after signing up.

Maybe she'll relent and let her husband take part in 2021.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2021 start?

The BBC has not yet confirmed when Strictly Come Dancing 2021 will start.

The 2020 series started in mid-October, a month later than usual due to the Covid pandemic – but it remains to be seen whether the new series will go back to the regular September start.

The 2020 series ran for nine weeks instead of the usual 13.

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