Judge Rinder is the latest name rumoured to be donning his ballroom shoes for a waltz around the dancefloor when Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year.
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According to reports, bosses at the BBC were ‘desperate’ to get Judge Rinder - real name Robert Rinder - on the show, so that he could have a ‘war of words’ with judge Craig Revel Horwood, who isn’t exactly known for sugarcoating his critiques.
A source told The Sun: “Anybody who has watched Judge Rinder will know that he is going to be a brilliant match for Craig.
“Producers hope they will go for each other and are predicting that new viewers will tune in just to see them go head-to-head.
“We don’t know whether he can dance or has a background in it, but we know he certainly is entertaining. That’s what people want.”
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A show source added that while Judge Rinder is ‘in talks’ to sign up, no contract has been signed.
A BBC spokesman said that they do not comment on speculation surrounding the show - so watch this space.