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Gemma Collins ‘tipped to sign up to Strictly as BBC bosses ‘open the door’ to reality stars’

Gemma Collins ‘tipped to waltz onto the Strictly dancefloor as BBC bosses ‘open the door’ to reality stars’

She’s already wowed on ice after taking part in Dancing On Ice last year.

But now Gemma Collins could be set to impress on the dancefloor too as she’s been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing.

The TOWIE favourite, 39, is bookies favourite to fight for the glitterball trophy after it was reported that BBC bosses have finally opened the door for reality stars to take part. 

Dancing Queen? Gemma Collins could be set to impress on the dancefloor too as she's been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing

Dancing Queen? Gemma Collins could be set to impress on the dancefloor too as she’s been tipped to be signed up for Strictly Come Dancing

According to The Mirror, Bookmakers Coral have given the self-professed diva odds of 4-5 to join the dancing show, and have her tipped as 16-1 to win. 

Coral representative Harry Aitkenhead told the publication: ‘We think this is Gemma’s year for the Strictly dancefloor.

‘She’s odds on to be dancing on our screens once more this autumn.’

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Strictly Come Dancing and Gemma for comment. 

Tipped: The TOWIE favourite, 39, is bookies favourite to fight for the glitterball trophy after it was reported that BBC bosses have finally opened the door for reality stars to take part

Tipped: The TOWIE favourite, 39, is bookies favourite to fight for the glitterball trophy after it was reported that BBC bosses have finally opened the door for reality stars to take part

Gemma has previously expressed her desire to waltz onto the Strictly dancefloor. 

During an appearance on Lorraine last year, talk soon turned to Strictly, with Gemma admitting: ‘Hopefully next year they give me a chance.’ 

Host Lorraine Kelly probed the TV personality: ‘Would you go on Strictly Come Dancing?’, with Gemma exclaiming: ‘I would love to!’

The boutique owner even revealed which professional dancer she would want to be paired up with, show legend Anton Du Beke.

Signing up? According to The Mirror , Bookmakers Coral have given the self-professed diva odds of 4-5 to join the dancing show, and have her tipped as 16-1 to win (pictured in 2019)

Signing up? According to The Mirror , Bookmakers Coral have given the self-professed diva odds of 4-5 to join the dancing show, and have her tipped as 16-1 to win (pictured in 2019)

Sharing that she has already worked with the ballroom professional, 54, Gemma added: ‘We did catchphrase recently and he was a bit scared…then he warmed up to me!’ 

Strictly has previously opened the door to reality stars, with Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing signing up for the show last year.

Unfortunately he was forced to pull out after sustaining an injury in the early stages. 

Keen: During an appearance on Lorraine last year, talk soon turned to Strictly, with Gemma admitting: 'Hopefully next year they give me a chance'

Keen: During an appearance on Lorraine last year, talk soon turned to Strictly, with Gemma admitting: ‘Hopefully next year they give me a chance’

Eyes on the prize: The boutique owner even revealed which professional dancer she would want to be paired up with, show legend Anton Du Beke

Eyes on the prize: The boutique owner even revealed which professional dancer she would want to be paired up with, show legend Anton Du Beke

Meanwhile, Gemma has previously shown her competitive streak after taking part in the eleventh series of Dancing On Ice.

She pulled in huge ratings for the show – namely due to her clashes with then judge Jason Gardiner – and alongside professional partner Matt Evers, was voted off in week six.

Other big names that have been rumoured to be taking part include Ryan Thomas, Molly-Mae Hague, Amber Gill, Maya Jama and Adhil Ray. 

TV star: Meanwhile, Gemma has previously shown her competitive streak after taking part in the eleventh series of Dancing On Ice

TV star: Meanwhile, Gemma has previously shown her competitive streak after taking part in the eleventh series of Dancing On Ice

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