“Out of all the reality shows I would have absolutely loved to have done Strictly.”
Her contract may be ending with Loose Women this month, but Martine McCutcheon may have something else exciting in the pipeline this year.
The 41-year-old singer admitted earlier this month that she was unsure about her future on Loose Women as she hadn’t heard yet if ITV bosses would be renewing her contract to appear on the panel. McCutcheon revealed, “I have a contract for a year and that started last July. Hopefully, I’ll stay on it.” No news has been released yet by ITV confirming who their regular panel guests will be after July. However, if rumours are to be believed, Martine may be about to sign a different, very exciting contract with the BBC.
The ‘Love Actually’ actress is reportedly in the running to join the celebrity line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. According to an insider, “Strictly really want her to be on the show” and are willing to offer the star a six figure sum to seal the deal.
The insider also reportedly told The Mirror, “She is a household favourite and the public love her,” so if she agrees, Martine is expected to be one of this year’s favourite.
Martine McCutcheon has previously admitted that, “Out of all the reality shows I would have absolutely loved to have done Strictly.” However, there’s been one major consideration holding her back – her health.
BBC bosses have reportedly been asking the actress to join the line-up for years, but Martine has always turned them down because she said, “I would have struggled with my health.”
“Even people who are really, really fit have told me it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever done so I know it wouldn’t have been possible.”
However, fans are hoping that this year may be different, as Martine is feeling better than ever, but the star is still unwilling to give anything away.
“I am fit and well at the moment but while I am healthy I want to concentrate on the things I love the most, like music,” Martine said.
With Ruth Langsford also rumoured to be in the running for this year’s show, we might see a Loose Women reunion on the Strictly dance floor. Watch this space!