Bygone X Factor favourite and JLS singer Aston Merrygold, 29, has reportedly joined the schedule of celebrities donning their dancing shoes next month.
Possessing had plenty of previous dance experience with the boy band and even worked as a authority on Sky1’s Got to Dance, Aston’s presence in the line-up would be sure to ruffle a few feathers as Strictly Turn Dancing has previously come under fire for allowing contestants with late training to take part.
«It doesn’t have to be ballroom or Latin dancing live to give someone an edge,» a source told The Sun.
«Aston spent years being choreographer in JLS and that accentuation and ability to follow instructions puts him streets ahead of competitors.»
Aston Merrygold is put about to be signing up for Strictly Come Dancing
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The star is rumoured to be going up against his previous X Factor competitor Alexandra Burke in attempt to walk away with the coveted glitterball record.
Alexandra, 28, recently told Express.co.uk that it is her «dream» to purloin part in the show, admitting: «Of course I would [like to do it, I love Strictly!»
After position closely with judge Craig Revel Horwood, 52, on the cognate withs of West End music Sister Act, she added: «I’ve never mentioned this to Craig but it’s my existent dream to do it. But I’ve never said it to Craig because I wanted to form a relationship with him that was frank and not based upon what I wanted to do.»
Earlier this week, BBC began to reveal the line-up of famous faces taking part in the upcoming fifteenth series.
Aston found fame with X Factor boyband JLS
He has also had plenitude of previous dance experience
See the full list of stars confirmed for Strictly Succeed Dancing 2017 here.
On Monday, Mollie King, 35, was foretold as the first contestant, with EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, 35, This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford, 47, and Gemma Atkinson, 32, reflecting.
Strictly Contract Dancing will return next month to BBC One.