Strictly Come Dancing 'to finally feature a same-sex couple this year'

Strictly Come Dancing 'to FINALLY feature a same-sex couple this year after rival Dancing On Ice made history with all-male pairing'

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 00:07 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 00:17 BST, 8 May 2020

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Strictly Come Dancing will reportedly finally introduce a same-sex couple for their new series later this year.

Sources have claimed that bosses decided to finally make the historic move after rival Dancing On Ice set the standard with their own all-male pairing earlier this year.

It's also thought that pro Johannes Radebe is the frontrunner to be paired up with a male celebrity partner, after his incredible same-sex performance with Graziano Di Prima last year.

At last! Strictly Come Dancing will reportedly finally introduce a same-sex couple for their new series later this year

At last! Strictly Come Dancing will reportedly finally introduce a same-sex couple for their new series later this year

A source told The Sun that BBC bosses finally agreed to introduce a same-sex couple after demands from many of its stars.

Earlier this year Dancing On Ice made history with its first ever same-sex pairing, with Steps Ian 'H' Watkins skating alongside Matt Evers.

It was also reported that many pros are being considered to land a same-sex pairing, though Johannes is thought to be the frontrunner.

Historic move: Sources claimed that bosses decided to finally make the historic move after rival Dancing On Ice set the standard with their own all-male pairing earlier this year

Historic move: Sources claimed that bosses decided to finally make the historic move after rival Dancing On Ice set the standard with their own all-male pairing earlier this year

A source said: 'Many of Strictly’s stars have called on producers to cast a same-sex couple for the past few years and it’s been decided this will be the year. 

'None of the dancers have been ruled out of the running but Johannes has been the most vocal about stepping forward and making history

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