BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez say 'for sure' in 2024 line-up tease

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez
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Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez have predicted the 2024 line-up after it was revealed that they'll be back in the ballroom this year. The BBC One dance contest is gearing up for its 22nd series, which marks the show's 20th birthday.

The BBC confirmed the professional dancer line-up for the 2024 series of Strictly last month with Gorka and Karen joined by reigning champion Vito Coppola and Amy Dowden, who returns to the show after being unable to compete last year after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and undergoing treatment.

While details about the celebrity contestants is still under wraps, Karen, 43, and 33-year-old Gorka - who are heading out on the road together in 2025 for their Speakeasy Tour - have some ideas about who might make it onto the dancefloor and they are confident that viewers will get to see some of Britain's heroes from the Paris 2024 Olympics strut their stuff.

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When asked if they can spill any information on the new series by Heat magazine, Karen said: "They like to keep everything under wraps. The only thing we know is that we're coming back and we start next month.

"Once that starts, they will let us know bit by bit what we're doing throughout the season. But for now, we have zero intel." In the joint interview, Gorka added: "Is this year the Olympics? I think, probably we will have some Olympians for sure, like in 2016."

Some names rumoured for this year's 'Strictly' include Roman Kemp, Brooklyn Beckham and Lioness Jill Scott. Giving his thoughts on the potential names, Gorka said: "Brooklyn Beckham? I would love his dad to do the show. David would be great."

Karen added: "I love Roman Kemp. That would be cool. I think they're going to go for it. It's our 20th year, so they definitely have something up their sleeve."

The next series is reportedly set to feature its first-ever blind contestant, comedian Chris McCausland. His appearance comes three years after former EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis appeared on the show, making her the first deaf contestant ever. The star went on to win the iconic Glitterball Trophy alongside professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.