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Loose Women star Kaye Adams ‘signs up for Strictly Come Dancing’

Loose Women star Kaye Adams has reportedly been signed up to appear on this year’s series on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Sun claims that the Scottish TV star, 59, will make the exciting announcement live on Friday’s show on ITV after keeping it a secret from her co-stars. 

It comes as actors Kym Marsh and Will Mellor were the first two celebrity contestants confirmed to be taking part in the much-loved dance show on Thursday.

Huge news: Loose Women star Kaye Adams has reportedly been signed up to appear on this year’s series on Strictly Come Dancing

Kaye may be following in the footsteps of fellow Loose Women stars Judi Love, Ruth Langsford and Christine Lampard who have all taken part in Strictly.

A source told the publication of Kaye: ‘Kaye is a classic Strictly signing. She ticks so many boxes.

‘She’s been keeping it a closely guarded secret for some time.

‘Even her own co-stars have been kept in the dark.’

Upcoming: The Sun claims that the Scottish TV star, 59, will make the exciting announcement live on Friday's show on ITV after keeping it a secret from her co-stars (pictured are Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly)

Upcoming: The Sun claims that the Scottish TV star, 59, will make the exciting announcement live on Friday’s show on ITV after keeping it a secret from her co-stars (pictured are Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly)

Representatives for Kaye have been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

Strictly is expected to return to screens next month, though an exact date is yet to be confirmed by BBC bosses.

The glitzy launch show, which sees the celebrities discover their professional partners, will be pre-recorded at Elstree on Wednesday September 7, and will be broadcast later that month.

Strictly will then return with its first live show a week after the launch, with all of the couples taking to the dance floor twice in two weeks, before the first pair are voted off.

Stars: Kaye (pictured) may be following in the footsteps of fellow Loose Women stars Judi Love, Ruth Langsford and Christine Lampard who have all taken part in Strictly

Stars: Kaye (pictured) may be following in the footsteps of fellow Loose Women stars Judi Love, Ruth Langsford and Christine Lampard who have all taken part in Strictly

The show will then air live every Saturday throughout the autumn, with the final typically airing on the last Saturday before Christmas. 

So far only two stars have been confirmed for this year’s lineup, with Coronation Street star Kym and Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps actor Will unveiled during BBC Breakfast on Thursday.

Kym revealed she’s been keen to join the show ‘for a number of years’ while Will said he’s signed up to bring some joy to his mother following his dad’s death from cancer in 2020.

Coming soon! So far two stars have been confirmed for this year's lineup, with the first being Coronation Street star Kym Marsh

At last! Actor Will Mellor has also been confirmed for the new series

Big names! It comes as actors Kym Marsh (left) and Will Mellor (right) were the first celebrity contestants confirmed to be taking part in the much-loved dance show on Thursday

An array of stars are also rumoured to be appearing on the new series, including chef Gino D’Acampo, Emmerdale star Adam Thomas, presenter Steph McGovern, Olympic champion Tom Daley and retired footballer Tony Adams.

It was also reported that rugby player Mike Tindall, who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, and the Queen’s granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, were top of bosses’ wish list to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.

Fans are also hoping the series could feature another same-sex pairing, after The Great British Bake Off star John Whaite and Johannes Radebe reached the final last year.

Wow! Strictly is expected to return to screens next month, though an exact date is yet to be confirmed by BBC bosses, with the launch set to be pre-recorded on September 7

Wow! Strictly is expected to return to screens next month, though an exact date is yet to be confirmed by BBC bosses, with the launch set to be pre-recorded on September 7

This year’s Strictly has seen huge changes in the professional lineup, with four new dancers signing up to take part after Aljaž Škorjanec and Oti Mabuse announced they would be leaving the show earlier this year.

Four new pro dancers have joined the line-up, which means that 20 professionals in total are ready to bring their skills to the BBC show’s dance floor later this year.

The four new world class dancers completing this year’s professional troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

Anticipated: Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel for the 20th series

Anticipated: Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel for the 20th series

They join the professional dancers already revealed for the upcoming series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu. 

Not every pro dancer will be paired with a celebrity with four traditionally performing only in the professional group routines.

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will once again be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, who had presented the show together since 2014. 

Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel for the 20th series, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had permanently left the show. 

Coming soon! Strictly Come Dancing is returning to screens next month (2021 winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are pictured)

Coming soon! Strictly Come Dancing is returning to screens next month (2021 winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are pictured)

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’

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