Former Emmerdale star Adam Thomas is being tipped for a spot on the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, according to reports.
The 33-year-old actor is believed to be sharpening his slick moves ahead of the upcoming series, with TV bosses claiming he’s got what it takes to go all the way.
Adam is no stranger to competition as he also starred in series 16 of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! alongside Joel Dommett and winner Scarlett Moffatt.
A TV insider claimed that the star’s ‘big female fanbase’ could potentially work in Adam’s favour.
‘Adam has got what it takes to win and is already practising his moves.’
‘This has been a little while in the making but it’s happening this,’ they added to The Sun.
Healthy competition clearly runs in the Thomas household, as Adam’s brother and former Coronation star Ryan recently appeared in ITV’s The Games.
Adam shot to fame after portraying Donte Charles in BBC drama Waterloo Road from 2006 to 2009.
It was recently revealed in March that his son Teddy has joined the ever-growing cast, playing Tommy Charles, the son of Adam’s character Donte.
Adam’s niece, Scarlett Thomas (daughter of Coronation Street’s Tina O’Brien and Ryan Thomas), will play Izzy – Tommy’s sister and Donte and Chlo’s (Katie Griffiths) daughter.
TV chef Gino D’Acampo is another celebrity rumoured to join this year’s line-up a show bosses believe he’s ‘up for a laugh and more than capable of keeping audiences entertained’.
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton who recently split with her husband Richie Myler after eight years of marriage, is another favourite to take to the ballroom as they recruit the next batch of celebs for the annual series.
In March, BBC confirmed that show regulars Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington, Luba Mushtuk, and Nancy Xu will be coming back.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.