Who Will Take Part In Strictly Come Dancing 2024? Shona To Shine On The Dance Floor?

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Strictly Come Dancing is set for its 20th anniversary later this year, and the show is gearing up for a monumental season. 

It promises to be a popular series on the best betting sites and to mark the upcoming milestone, Strictly have confirmed the return of a former winner this week. 

Professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec is to make a return to this year's series following a two-year hiatus, and he "could not be more ecstatic" to be back with his Strictly family.

News of Aljaz's upcoming return, which was confirmed on The One Show this week, comes after it was recently revealed that fellow pro dancers Amy Dowden and Nikita Kuzmin are both due back for the upcoming 20th series.

Speculation continues to mount on the new betting sites as to which celebrities might take part this year.

Judge Shirley Ballas, who sits alongside fellow panellists Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke, recently revealed the line-up will be unveiled at some point this month, and she teased an "off the chart" list of stars. 

She told Hello! magazine: "The celebrities will be announced, I believe, July. I think it's coming up rather soon.

"It's going to be absolutely off the chart. Just when you think the show can’t get any better, it does!"

But who will take part?

Who Will Take Part In Strictly Come Dancing 2024 Odds 

Celebrity

Odds

Probability

Shona McGarty

4/6

60%

Tommy Fury

8/11

57.9%

Danny Cipriani

Evens

50%

Will Young

Evens

50%

Martin Roberts

5/4

44.4%

Phil Taylor

11/8

42.1%

Cat Deeley

6/4

40%

Louis Theroux

2/1

33.3%

Zara Tindall

2/1

33.3%

Hannah Waddingham

5/2

28.6%

Harry Clark

3/1

25%

Jill Scott

3/1

25%

Paul Gorton 

7/2

22.2%

Sarah Ferguson

4/1

20%

Alan Carr

4/1

20%

Gladiators' Nitro

9/2

18.2%

Mike Tindall

5/1

16.7%

Andrew Ridgeley

5/1

16.7%

Perrie Edwards

11/2

15.4%

Phillip Schofield

6/1

14.3%

Princess Anne

6/1

14.3%

Rylan Clark

7/1

12.5%

Gino D'Acampo

8/1

11.1%

Princess Beatrice

8/1

11.1%

Perri Kiely

9/1

10%

Sophie Morgan

10/1

9.1%

Princess Eugenie

10/1

9.1%

Brooklyn Beckham

14/1

6.7%

Nicola Peltz

14/1

6.7%

EastEnders Legend To Sign Up? 

EastEnders legend Shona McGarty is the 4/6 favourite on Strictly Come Dancing betting sites to sign up for this year's series. 

The Albert Square star is best known for her role as Whitney Dean in the BBC One soap, but she could soon be swapping Walford for the Waltz if recent reports are anything to go by. 

A source recently told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Shona would be a great fit for the show. She’s a real favourite with soap fans, as well as being incredibly bubbly and good fun."

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Shona was said to have been approached to take part in Strictly in 2021, but the timing is now said to be "better for her".

Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts has also recently been linked to the show. 

The TV presenter is just 5/4 with specials betting sites to take part in this year's series. 

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Martin is just waiting to sign his contract. It'll be a dream come true for him - and a delight for viewers."

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From Rugby Ball To Ballroom?

Earlier this month, rugby star Danny Cipriani was rumoured to be taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing series. 

The former England star is now Evens joint-third favourite to be trying his hand at ballroom dancing later this year. 

Danny is no stranger to Strictly after he took part in the Christmas special last year, and he is said to have "enjoyed" the festive dancing experience. 

A source told The Sun newspaper this month: "He’s coming back to the UK for a face-to-face meeting."

Other sports stars who could be in contention to join this year's series include boxer Tommy Fury, who is just 4/6 to join the line up, darts legend Phil 'The Power' Taylor (11/8), and former England Lioness Jill Scott (3/1). 

Traitor On The Dancefloor? 

When she's not co-hosting Strictly alongside Tess Daly, TV presenter Claudia Winkleman can be found fronting thrilling BBC show The Traitors. 

Earlier this year, Harry Clark became the first-ever Traitor to win the series, and he is just 3/1 on betting apps to swap deceiving his co-stars for out-dancing them. 

Harry's Traitors co-star Paul Gorton is 7/2, while This Morning presenter Cat Deeley is 6/4 to take part. 

Like Traitors, Gladiators was another success story, and one of the contenders, Nitro - who is to take part in Celebrity MasterChef later this year - has been linked to this year's Strictly. 

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Strictly chiefs think it’s a great idea to cross-pollinate entertainment shows and cast a Gladiator."

Nitro is 9/2 to take part in the show, behind the likes of former Strictly contestant and pop star Will Young (Evens), and Royal Family members Zara Tindall (2/1) and her mother Princess Anne (6/1).

* Reminder: These are hypothetical odds provided by industry experts.

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