The stars of Geordie Shore have claimed they’re ‘banned’ from appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.
During an interview with Heat magazine, Holly Hagan said they “would never” get on the BBC series – despite bosses lifting a rumoured ban on reality stars last year.
Joined by co-stars Nathan Henry and Sophie Kasaei, the castmates were asked: “Who is most likely to go on Strictly?”
Nathan quickly replied: “None of us, they wont have any of us.”
Holly agreed, and added: “We would never get on, we are from Geordie Shore.”
Back in 2018, The Sun reported that a host of UK reality stars were allegedly banned from appearing on Strictly.
At the time, a source told the newspaper: “Certain reality celebrities have been peddling these stories about being ‘in talks’ for the show when they have never been approached.”
“Bosses are now fed up of hearing the same people bandying around their own names just to shift a few copies of some weight-loss DVD. In light of this, they’ve put in place their own reality star ban to stop them from cashing in on the show.”
However, bosses reportedly lifted the ban last year, when they booked Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing.
A source said: “They said previously that low-rent reality stars like Jamie would not be allowed on the show but things now seem to have changed.”
“There’s only so many famous faces out there so clearly they have decided enough is enough and have had to retreat a bit in order to get enough celebs this year.”
Sadly, Jamie was forced to pull out of the contest last year due to injury, but he was given a second chance by bosses this year – as they included him in the 2020 line-up.
A rep for Strictly Come Dancing declined to comment when contacted by Goss.ie.
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