According to the Sunday Mirror she is keen to make an appearance on the show although she was said to have turned down a place in last year’s cast due to other commitments. Helen said “‘I would like to learn a new skill, so Strictly Come Dancing would be good – but I can’t dance at all.’
Since leaving her role as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street the 22-year old actress has been a fairly permanent feature in the media. She earned plenty of new fans when she appeared in a red bikini showing off her hot bikini body in the I’m A Celebrity waterfall. She was named as the sexiest British female by FHM magazine earlier this year.
At the same time as giving the thumbs up to Strictly Helen ruled out an appearance on rival ITV show Dancing On Ice saying that it was “too terrifying.” Despite Helen not having any prior dancing experience she will be more than prepared for the skimpy latin outfits that are a feature of the show as she has a liking for revealing outfits.
As well as a rumoured Strictly appearance Helen is also said to be involved in her own fly on the wall reality show for ITV2. She is thought to be receiving a fee of around £500k for the show which is likely to be along the lines of Katie Price’s various reality shows such as What Katie Did Next which also aired on ITV2.
This year’s Strictly Come Dancing series has already got some other potential contestants pencilled in including the former Slade singer turned dj Noddy Holder, retired footballer Michael Owen and singer Joe McElderry.
Another name being mentioned in connection with the show is a current Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede who plays Kirsty Soames in the soap.
Strictly co-host Sir Bruce Forsyth has recently confirmed that he will be taking part in this year’s series of the show despite rumours that last year was going to be his last. However he has asked for more breaks in his schedule with a strong likelihood that the popular Claudia Winkleman will take his place on the show co-hosting with Tess Daly when Bruce is on a break. This happened for a couple of shows last series and Claudia was well received in her temporary role.
We can expect the rumour mill to start working even more as we get nearer to the 2013 series of Strictly’s launch date and we forecast you are likely to hear the names of Miranda Hart and Royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton both being mentioned in connection with the show.