Strictly Come Dancing 2020 rumours: Who are the stars taking part this year?

30 April 2020, 17:47 | Updated: 5 May 2020, 17:08

The rumoured Strictly 2020 line-up includes (L to R) Michelle Keegan, Alan Carr and Maya Jama
The rumoured Strictly 2020 line-up includes (L to R) Michelle Keegan, Alan Carr and Maya Jama. Picture: Getty

We take a look at the rumoured line-up of Strictly stars to brighten our weekends come September 2020.

The 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing may be set to take place under the pressure of a global pandemic, but it hasn't stopped the rumour mills from wondering which stars may take to the dancefloor.

Despite announcements from the BBC that the show may have to forgo a studio audience, the country is no doubt looking forward to a glittery, feel-good show each week to lift our spirits.

Here's the line-up of the stars rumoured to be taking part on Strictly Come Dancing 2020...

  1. Stacey Solomon

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    Fun In The Foyer Screening Of Detective Pikachu. Picture: Getty

    It turns out the bookies are confident that Stacey Solomon is due to be part of the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

    Coral have 1-2 odds for Stacey to be a part of the show, with the bookmaker's representative saying there are high chances she will be competing.

    Harry Aitkenhead said: "We think that Stacey Solomon is headed for Strictly and make her odds on to be a contestant on the next series of the hit show."

  2. Jamie Laing

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    NBA London Game 2019. Picture: Getty

    After Jamie was forced to quit Strictly in 2019 due to injury, 2020 could be the Made In Chelsea star's year.

    Professional dancer Anton Du Beke told RadioTimes.com: "I hope he does it this year.

    "I don't know if they've asked him, but if they do, I hope he does it. He was lovely, so I hope he comes back and does it."

  3. Michelle Keegan

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    The Global Awards 2019 - Red Carpet Arrivals. Picture: Getty

    Rumour has it that Michelle Keegan may follow in Mark Wright's footsteps and step on the Strictly dance floor this autumn.

    According to The Sun TV bosses are "desperate" to sign her up.

    The source added: “They know that getting her to agree would be a massive coup and are hoping she will do it. In terms of timing this is a great moment for Michelle to do it.”

  4. Lorraine Kelly

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    TRIC Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals. Picture: Getty

    If the TV presenter's recent social media posts are anything to go by, we may just be seeing Lorraine on the BBC show this year.

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    The Scot recently shared a video of herself dancing with Strictly pro Luba Mushtuk, with fans quickly speculating she is in early training to compete in September.

    “Just a normal day being taught the jive with @lubamushtuk from @bbcstrictly during a brilliant time with @jasonvale,” she wrote with the video, adding, “I’m the one at the front in the grey hoodie mostly out of step! Brilliant fun,”

  5. Vogue Williams

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    TOMMYNOW London Spring 2020 - Front Row. Picture: Getty

    Vogue Williams - who has just had a baby with husband Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing's best friend from their days on Made In Chelsea - has Strictly in her sights.

    The Heart Radio presenter is rumoured to be joining the show as she is best friends with Strictly’s new booker Stefania Aleksander.

    Vogue has triumphed on TV shows in the past when she competed on The Jump and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survive in 2015.

  6. Jack P Shepherd

    TRIC Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals
    TRIC Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals. Picture: Getty

    Coronation Street star Jack sparked Strictly rumours when his girlfriend wrote a tweet enquiring about ballroom dancing lessons close to the pair's home.

    Hanni Treweek wrote: “Does anyone know of any good ballroom dancing classes in Manchester that @jackpshepherd88 and I can do?” sparking rumours among fans that the actor is to complete for the glitter ball this year.

  7. Huw Edwards

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    TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures Of The Golden Pharaoh - VIP Exhibition Opening at Saatchi Gallery, London. Picture: Getty

    Huw was all set to join the Strictly cast for 2019 but as the BBC News lead presenter he had to turn down the opportunity due to the likelihood of an end of year election.

    Now that the election is out of the way, but with coronavirus ruling the airwaves, it remains to be seen if Huw will be donning his dancing shoes come September.

  8. Alan Carr

    National Television Awards 2020 - Winners Room
    National Television Awards 2020 - Winners Room. Picture: Getty

    Rumours have abounded for years that Alan Carr may join the cast of Strictly and this year is no different.

    In 2018 Alan Carr confirmed on Loose Women that he was being poached to join the show: "They cornered me and asked me to do it," adding, "I will do it but next year I’ve got a busy year."

    The comedian then appeared on the Graham Norton show earlier this year on February 14 and said: "They ask me to do it every year, and I say, 'No' because it's too much like hard work."

    Fingers crossed that 2020 is the year Strictly bosses finally pursuade him!

  9. Jacqueline Jossa

    National Television Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals
    National Television Awards 2020 - Red Carpet Arrivals. Picture: Getty

    After winning 2019's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Jacqueline Jossa is a fan favourite for joining the dancing show this year.

    With at least one soap star on Strictly each season, the ex-Eastenders star is a sure-fire contender for the line-up.

  10. Maya Jama

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    TTYA London 'We Move' Supper Club Dinner. Picture: Getty

    TV and radio presenter Maya Jama is said to be a hot contender to join the Strictly line-up, with TV bosses reportedly offering big bucks to sign her.

    A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Maya ticks every box. She is young, beautiful, popular, bright, talented and has a big social media following.

    "To get her this year would be a real coup. They have a six-figure fee on the table.