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Strictly Come Dancing 'make Joe Wicks top target for 2021'

Strictly Come Dancing 'make Joe Wicks top target for 2021'
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Fitness guru Joe Wicks is reportedly top of the BBC's wishlist for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Joe Wicks is once again Strictly Come Dancing's top target this year, according to a report.

The 34-year-old gained a legion of new followers in 2020 when he became "the nation's PE teacher" during the first coronavirus lockdown, live-streaming daily PE classes for free on YouTube.

The health guru raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the NHS through his endeavours and was also rewarded with an MBE in The Queen's birthday honours.

Wicks was approached by both Strictly and ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! last year and turned both shows down - but according to The Sun, he is set for fresh approaches in the coming months.

"Joe is popular with kids so appeals to a wide audience and is tempted to take part," a source told the newspaper.

"He's focussed hard on his career in the past, but would love to have some fun and put a smile on people's faces."

The ratings heavyweight is due to return for its 19th series in September.


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