This Morning’s Holly Willoughby tipped as hot favourite for Strictly Come Dancing stint

This Morning’s Holly Willoughby tipped as hot favourite for Strictly Come Dancing stint


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Strictly Come Dancing fans could be in for a treat as This Morning host Holly Willoughby has emerged as a frontrunner to take part in the next series of the long running BBC extravaganza.

According to bookmakers Ladbrokes, Holly, who recently celebrated her 40th birthday in style, is a hot favourite to show off her moves when the popular series returns later this year.

The star is currently placed at 3/1 to be paired with a professional dancer this Autumn to be in with a chance of lifting the famous Glitterball trophy.

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Speaking about Holly’s odds, Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes told the Express: “Signing up Holly for Strictly would be a huge coup for the BBC.”

She continued: “It goes without saying fans would love to see the nation's sweetheart tackle the tango as well as This Morning.”

And this isn’t the first time the TV star has been linked to Strictly Come Dancing, a show she loves tuning into every year.

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Last January, the mum-of-three hit the headlines when she hinted that she’d love to take part in the ballroom battle during an episode of This Morning.

She made the confession as she and co-host Phillip Schofield were interviewing pro dancer Giovanni Pernice.

During their chat, Holly quizzed Giovanni about who his dream celebrity dance partner would be and what makes the “perfect partner”.

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She asked: “Do you have a hit list of celebrities you would like to dance with?”

But before he could give his answer, Holly said the producers were on to her plan. She laughed: “They keep saying in my ear ‘are they waiting for him to say you?’ – yes!”

She then added with a smile: “You know I love the show, I am a massive fan.”

Taking her up on her offer and encouraged by Phil, Giovanni then whirled Holly around the This Morning studio and told her she would make a great contestant.

And it’s clear Holly had the time of her life, as she later took to social media to say how much she’d loved the experience, as fans urged her to put on her dancing shoes as a celebrity contestant.

Sharing a short clip of her dancing alongside Giovanni on Instagram, Holly wrote: "Thank you @pernicegiovann1 for making me feel like a princess…”

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