Angela Scanlon is reportedly a firm favourite to compete on Strictly Come Dancing.

The 33-year-old Robot Wars presenter, who has presented The One Show in the absence of host Alex Jones, has impressed show bosses by her rising talent that shes in talks to join the show.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “The BBC always look after their own, and they see Angela as a rising star whose stock they can grow even more by putting her on Strictly. She really impressed on The One Show and has done a great job on Robot Wars.”

It is also being reported that 36-year-old former England football player Wayne Bridge could also be set to hit the dance floor too as he says he’s been in touch with the programme.

He said earlier this month: “I’ve been in contact with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. So you never know, I could slip my dancing shoes on.”

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Although contestants for the next series have yet to be confirmed, Shirley Ballas has recently been announced as the new head judge replacing Len Goodman on the forthcoming series.

Speaking at the time, she said: “I am so excited and over the moon to have been given this wonderful opportunity. I can’t wait to get in to the ballroom and be part of the incredible and respected judging panel. Strictly Come Dancing is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan. I just can’t wait!”

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