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Sophie Morgan tipped to be Strictly's first wheelchair-using contestant

Sophie Morgan tipped to be Strictly's first wheelchair-using contestant credit:Bang Showbiz
Sophie Morgan tipped to be Strictly's first wheelchair-using contestant credit:Bang Showbiz

Sophie Morgan is set to be the first wheelchair-using contestant on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Loose Women' contributor - who was paralysed from the chest down after a car crash at the age of 18 - is being tipped to make history by competing on the next series of 'Strictly'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "She is the ideal star to take on the role.

“Plus, she is very glamorous so will look amazing in the sequined costumes.

“She already has a huge fan base from 'Loose Women' and is a huge advocate of using her platform to promote inclusivity.

“It’s still very early ¬stages and the crew will officially start on pre-production in the coming months.”

Sophie, 38, was reportedly approached by producers after former 'EastEnders' star Rose Ayling-Ellis, 28 - who became the show's first deaf contestant in 2021 - and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds 28, found success on the show in recent years.

The insider added: "Producers have seen the effect Rose and Ellie had on the show and believe Sophie would be the perfect fit.

"'Strictly' is fast becoming one of the most progressive shows on television and every year they’re pushing the boundaries with diversity and inclusion.”