Strictly Come Dancing: Lorraine Kelly to sign up for next series?

by Nick Barnes
Lorraine Kelly

It won’t be long before everyone begins speculating about who will appear on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, which isn’t due to kick off until September. But as fans of the show will know, the rumour mill begins to go into overdrive months before the series begins.

However, we can tell you that one name that will not feature on the ‘maybe’ list is Lorraine Kelly. The breakfast television host has ruled herself out of ever appearing on Strictly Come Dancing as she thinks she’d be “rubbish” at it.

If she did take part, she’d be joining co-stars Susanna Reid and Kate Garraway who have previously competed on Strictly. However, Lorraine has said she will “never, ever, ever” do the show.


Speaking to The Sun newspaper at the launch of her new fitness DVD, Brand New You, she said: “Never, ever, ever. I would be rubbish. You know how Ed Balls was rubbish in a really good way and we loved him and Russell Grant and all the rest, because actually they had rhythm, I would just be rubbish. I wouldn’t even be fun rubbish”.

She went on to add that she LOVES watching the show, but it takes over your whole life and she just doesn’t feel she’d be any good at it, so that’s why she’s ruled herself out of ever doing the show. But, you never know… these celebrities can sometimes be persuaded.

Lorraine Kelly

We’re not entirely sure whether Lorraine would be the best dancer, but sometimes it’s those who you don’t think will be good that turn out to surprise us. Who knew, on day one, that Susanna Reid would do as well as she did in the competition?

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes