With two successful novels behind her already, perhaps Strictly Come Dancing contestant Fern Britton is mining her dancefloor experience for inspiration for a third? 

It would be fab, wouldn’t it,’ she tells us. ‘But you can’t write what actually happens here because you see the majority of it on screen anyway. And once you build a relationship with friends… I would never do that.

‘But maybe I’ll get some inspiration from the show. I’ve already thought of a good new character name though – I was doing the crossword while I was having my hair done, and one of the answer’s was Pussy Willow. What a great name that would be!

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