BBC News presenter Huw Edwards 'in talks' for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
Huw Edwards (Credit: AP)
Huw Edwards (Credit: AP)

After showing off a buff new physique on Mary Berry’s Christmas Party, BBC News anchor Huw Edwards could be limbering up for Strictly Come Dancing.

The 57-year-old revealed the plans while appearing on the Steve Wright show on Radio 2.

“Following my stellar appearance reading out the terms and conditions in early December, where I basically set the British television world alight, I was asked if I’d consider Strictly,” he said.

“And I think the answer is, Steve, I’ve come here today for some advice. Despite all appearances, I am quite shy.

“That’s what scares me. I think I’ve just got to ponder it… just gauge public opinion.”

He’s not the first celeb to be linked with next series.

Alan Carr spoke about being approached to join this year’s line-up, after also appearing on the show to read out the voting terms and conditions.

Chris Evans has also said that he’s doing it too, but Zoe Ball, who’s taking over his Radio 2 show when he leaves for Virgin Radio, has cast doubt on the prospect.

“He says that now,” she told The Sun.

Chris Evans (Credit: PA)

“To see Chris Evans in Lycra doing a samba – that is what dreams are made of. That will be more watched than anything… I can imagine him doing an Argentine tango in a velvet jacket.

“It’s going to be amazing. Just don’t put him in too much orange.”

Evans said: “I saw the commissioning editors, and we had a conversation.

“[They] said, ‘This is what you need to know about it. This is the minimum. This is the maximum. It’s not as easy as maybe you imagine it is.’

“I think what’s funny about it is, everybody puts it off and tries to keep it a secret. No, announce now!”

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