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Cheryl hotly tipped for Strictly Come Dancing

The singer may step in to replace Bruno Tonioli


Cheryl has been hotly tipped to replace Bruno Tonioli on the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC recently confirmed the judge will miss a large chunk of this year’s series, as he’s currently stranded in the US.

Instead, the 64-year-old will appear via video-link on the Sunday night results show only.

Since the BBC’s announcement, Cheryl’s odds are at 1-2 to be a judge on Strictly later this year.

According to bookmaker Coral, Len Goodman is also in the running at 2-1, followed by Anton Du Beke at 5-2, and James Jordan at 4-1.

Coral’s John Hill said: “Following the news that Bruno has confirmed that he will not be able to make the show this year, Cheryl is now odds-on in our betting to replace the judge on the panel in 2020.”

“Len Goodman is next best in the betting to make a return to the show just for this year in what would be a smooth replacement given his experience in the seat.”

Back in June, Bruno said he’d love to see Cheryl replace him on the show, if travel restrictions meant he could not film the upcoming series.

He told The Sun: “If Cheryl does end up doing it there would be nothing wrong with that. She’s a lovely girl. I like her.”

“Of course she’s not me, but we’re all different. We all have different things to offer but I’ve heard nothing concrete.”


Bruno has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and the show’s US version Dancing With The Stars since they launched in 2005.