Appearing on This Morning on Tuesday to talk about the upcoming series, Ballas denied the rumours in the best way she knows how, via dance, as she got up on her feet and said: “With a boom, boom, boom and a shimmy… no!”
Holly Willoughby asked for further confirmation: “So she’s definitely not?”
To which Ballas replied: “99.9999%, it’s a family show, it’s not a political agenda.”
Phillip Schofield retorted: “Well, that’s that!”
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As intrigue towards who will appear on this year’s series amps up, it was recently reported that Boris Johnson’s fiancée Symonds, was a potential candidate.
With the professional dancer’s line-up already confirmed, Ballas was cautious to remain tight-lipped about which celebrities are set to be given the Strictly treatment, only giving away that they’re starting to get the celebrities together and that she thinks viewers will be, "mesmerised, surprised and really, really intrigued.”
In regards to the judging panel, Ballas added that she’s hopeful that her fellow judge Bruno Tonioli will be back this year. The Italian missed last year’s series as he was unable to fly back to the UK due to the pandemic.
Speculation has also been circulating around same-sex couples, as Strictly bosses are reportedly keen to feature two same-sex couples this year, after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones made history last year before having to leave early due to contracting coronavirus.
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