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BBC bosses fear they are running out of celebrities for Strictly Come Dancing

BBC bosses fear they are running out of celebrities as Strictly Come Dancing approaches its twentieth collection

It has lengthy been a stalwart of the tv schedules and has seen virtually 300 superstar contestants participate.

But as Strictly approaches its twentieth collection, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that some BBC executives are involved that there are not sufficient large names accessible to compete for the glitterball.

As comic Jayde Adams was the fifth competitor to be unveiled for this year’s collection, even Radio 5 DJ and former Strictly star Scott Mills shared his worries – telling his listeners that he now thinks they ought to begin placing on former contestants.

The announcement about Miss Adams yesterday morning got here only a day after it was revealed that Radio 2 journey reporter Richie Anderson is on this year’s line-up.

As comic Jayde Adams was the fifth competitor to be unveiled for this year’s collection, even Radio 5 DJ and former Strictly star Scott Mills shared his worries – telling his listeners that he now thinks they ought to begin placing on former contestants

One supply on the Corporation mentioned: ‘Taking part on Strictly is a dream for so many celebrities, but so many of them have done it now. They have lived that dream and reaped the massive benefits of it.

‘The success of Strictly is massive, the ratings are still huge so it will keep on going – but so many big names have appeared now that you have to wonder where the rest of them are going to come from now.’

Last year’s collection was received by deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis who was watched a number of occasions per week by a minimum of two million viewers.

And in its first ten years, family names resembling John Sergeant, Emma Bunton and Jerry Hall took half.

Miss Adams, a comic from Bristol, and Mr Anderson be a part of Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams, former cleaning soap actress Kym Marsh and actor Will Mellor as those that have been confirmed for the present up to now.

Last year’s series was won by deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis who was watched several times per week by at least two million viewers

Last year’s collection was received by deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis who was watched a number of occasions per week by a minimum of two million viewers

But Strictly followers took to social media to debate how they are unfamiliar with Miss Adams, 37.

‘Sorry don’t imply to be impolite however who’s Jayde Adams?’ one wrote on Twitter, whereas one other mentioned: ‘Jayde Adams… nope never heard of her! #Strictly.’

Other celebrities rumoured to be participating are former BBC presenter Steph McGovern, who now presents daytime present Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4, tv chef Gino D’Acampo, diver Tom Daley and Dawn French.

There has additionally been hypothesis {that a} soccer star will be a part of the line-up.

The judging panel will see Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse again of their seats, whereas Bruno Tonioni might be changed by Anton Du Beke on a everlasting foundation after BBC bosses determined to maintain him.

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