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'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses want Anne-Marie for the main series.
The 'Birthday' singer scooped a perfect score of 40 and won the show's festive special with professional partner Graziano di Prima on Christmas Day (25.12.21) and producers would "love" for her to commit to the full show next year, though they know her schedule is very busy.
A source told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: “There’s no rule to say celebs who have been on the Christmas special can’t join the main run. Bosses would love her to do a main series but they know how busy her schedule is.”
It wouldn't be the first time a celebrity has taken part in a one-off spin off before competing in the main show as in 2019, 'EastEnders' actress Maisie Smith won the Children in Need special before going on to take part in the 2020 series.
Ahead of her appearance on the Christmas special, Anne-Marie had admitted she was a big fan of the show but had been unable to commit to a full series because of her musical obligations.
She said: "I love 'Strictly', I love the outfits, I love watching it, I just have never had time to do a full series so this felt perfect!
"My mum is more proud of this than anything I have ever done. She is a massive fan. She is so shy but she will be in the audience wearing a sparkly top, I am so proud."
The 30-year-old star would likely want to be partnered with Graziano again if she did sign up for the main show because she revealed they had made a "deep" connection.
She said: "On the first day we connected about morals and what kind of people we are. It got deep quick, but it was nice to connect on another level rather than just the job in hand. But Graziano is obviously a really good dancer, and it is always great to learn from the best.
"Learning from someone who is so brilliant at what they do, is the best. I feel like he learnt so much about me so quickly, he knows exactly when I need motivation."