Could THIS be the first Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant?

Could THIS be the first Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant?
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It’s not even been a week since Stacey Dooley was crowed the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 champion and there’s already rumours circulating about who could be taking part in the 2019 series of the show. On last nights One show on BBC One, BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans declared he will be taking part in the dancing show next year.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed by the BBC themselves, we’re pretty sure Chris isn’t having us on, as he joked he’s taking part so his wife, Natasha Shishmanian, can go to the live shows every Saturday. When asked by presenter Alex Jones on Wednesday night's The One Show whether he could confirm or deny he will be on Strictly, Chris replied: "Well, I have said yes.

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"Probably only because my wife would like to go every week.

"You'd know because you get a pair of tickets don't you?

"So you and my wife can go and have a great time and I will be terrified backstage."

The 52-year-old radio presenter later admitted he hasn't actually put pen to paper on a contract for the show, but did accept an offer from the programme's commissioning editor Jo Wallace over a cup of tea.

This comes just days after Alan Carr confirmed he was approached by Strictly producers about appearing on the programme, and while he is keen to get his dancing shoes on, the TV presenter is too busy to take part next year.

He said: "Oh my listen. Listen! I will do it but next year I've got a busy year, I'm going on tour!

"They cornered me and they said, 'Would you do it?' and I would do it but I hate those VTs where you know, 'We're doing Salsa so we're off to a dips factory,' you know what I mean?

"They go to Chester Zoo or a museum, but I'm like, I need to be in the studio now doing the Argentine Tango. Step away from the rhino - I want to stick a rose in my mouth and do the thing!"