Blue Peter icon drops #Strictly line-up bombshell ahead of BBC series return

Strictly Come Dancing captures the hearts of the nation every year and with just months to go until the stars of this year’s line-up are revealed, rumours are already circulating on who could be taking part. All manner of celebrities could sign up to the BBC dance show, with past contestants coming from the worlds of soap, presenting, reality television, music and many more. However, one Blue Peter icon has revealed their take on signing up in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.

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Konnie Huq, 44, is best known for presenting the hit children’s television show for over a decade from the years 1997 to 2008.

The television personality is the longest-serving female Blue Peter presenter and has taken part in many other projects in the past.

Another alumni from the programme and current The One Show host Matt Baker, 42, has strutted his stuff on the dance floor, having made it to the final in 2010.

However, he isn’t the only star of the British institution to have been asked to sign up, as his former co-host was also asked to be a part of the line-up in the past.

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Strictly Come Dancing line-upStrictly Come Dancing: Blue Peter icon drops line-up bombshell ahead of BBC series return (Image: BBC/ITV/GETTY)

Konnie HuqKonnie Huq is the longest serving female presenter of Blue Peter (Image: BBC)

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Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, as she helps rally women to take part in a parkrun event being organised in collaboration with Sports England This Girl Can campaign to mark Independent Women’s Day, Konnie opened up about the prospect of Strictly.

The former Blue Peter star isn’t a complete novice to the show, as she took part in a Children in Need special back in 2017 where she was partnered with Neil Jones, 37.

Having had some brief experience and of the idea of taking part in the regular series, the children’s television presenter said: “I’ve done the Children in Need Strictly, but I always say, because I have been asked, I’m not that person.

“I’m terrible,” she remarked.

Strictly Come Dancing: Konnie Huq and Matt BakerStrictly Come Dancing: Konnie Huq's co-star Matt Baker almost won the final back in 2010 (Image: BBC)

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