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Dancing 'set to sign two same-sex and fe couples'

Strictly Come Dancing is set to shake things up for their upcoming series with the show’s first same-sex couples, according to reports.

It’s reported that executives at the top of the BBC One programme are working to a fe couple as well as a couple in a bid to create same-sex partners on the Saturday night show.

They will be the first time same-sex partners to have competed in the competition since the show kicked off 16-years-ago.

The decision s after Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins and skating star Matt Evers competed together in the latest series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima performed the same-sex routine during the last series

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “This is another intriguing twist in the journey.

“Everyone assumed producers would simply pair gay pro Johannes Radebe with a celebrity but they felt that was too obvious. “

The source went on to say: “Then there was a suggestion they would opt to put two women together.

Jessie J is believed to be the dream ing for bosses

“But nobody expected having pairings of both genders.”

It’s believed that British singer Jessie J and Sex Education actress Gillian Anderson are the two dream ings for bosses.

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Dancing pro, Katya Jones, has previously said she would wel a same-sex pairing.

er Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers became the first same-sex pairing on a dance competition

However, it’s set to be a tough year for bosses trying to celebrities for the show with fewer competitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Star Online has previously reported that professional stars AJ Pritchard and Kevin Clifton may not be replaced following their departure from the show.

Bosses at the Beeb have since confirmed that the show will run for a shorter period of time after kicking off in October.

Daily Star Online has approached Dancing for comment.

returns to screens in October on BBC One.

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