After years of turning down offers from BBC producers, it seems that Ruth Langsford may have finally been convinced to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.
If the rumours are to be believed, Ruth, 57, will be swapping interviewing celebrities for sequins as she takes to the dance-floor in the hit BBC show this autumn.
It hasn’t been officially confirmed by the BBC, but according to sources, the ITV presenter has finally decided to take part in the show.
A source told the MailOnline: “Ruth has always been a big fan of the show, and producers are thrilled that she has changed her mind and will be taking part this year.
“No one has signed any contracts for the show this year but she has had long talks with show bosses and, barring any injury, will be waltzing her way onto the show this autumn.
“Eamonn is really excited about cheering her on.”
Last year, the Loose Women panelist and This Morning host revealed that she “might do” Strictly if she was asked.
However, in response to the rumours that Ruth has finally decided to sign-up for Strictly, the BBC were careful not to confirm or deny the claims, telling the Mail: “This is speculation. The Strictly Come Dancing line up will be announced by the BBC in due course.’
If the reports are true, Ruth will join singer Matt Goss as part of the 2017 Strictly line-up.
This year’s Strictly will also see a new judge joining the panel, replacing former head judge Len Goodman. Professional dancer Shirley Ballas joins the panel this year, and according to Craig Revel Horwood, competition between the judges will be just as heated as between the contestants on the dance floor!
The official start date for Strictly 2017 hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it will likely follow the pattern of previous years, returning to our screens at the end of September.