Rugby star to sign with Strictly after showing chemistry with pro on Christmas special

BBC bosses are hoping to sign rugby star Danny Cipriani for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Insiders said the former England The connector is expected to meet with the BBC for talks.

Danny Cipriani will meet with the BBC to discuss joining StrictlyPhoto credit: Getty
In last year’s special, Danny danced with professional Jowita Przystal and achieved an impressive 37 out of 40Photo credit: BBC

Danny, 36, appeared in the dance show's Christmas special last year and impressed with his footwork.

The former player is expected to fly in from the US, where he currently lives, to discuss the project. A source said: “Danny proved he has the moves in the one-off special and Strictly would love to have him back.”

“It was an experience he enjoyed and Danny's family and friends urged him to say yes.

“Danny released Bear Hunt on Netflix next year so he has time and can participate. He is coming back to the UK for a face-to-face meeting.”

In last year's special broadcast, Danny danced Cha-Cha with professional dancer Jowita Przystal and achieved an impressive 37 out of 40 points – including a perfect ten.

At the time he said: “I enjoy moving to the beat of the music. It makes me feel good.”

Danny, who played rugby for clubs such as Wasps and Sale Sharks, has been living in the USA with his girlfriend, actress AnnaLynne McCord (36), since his separation from his wife Victoria Rose in November last year.

A BBC spokeswoman told The Sun: “We do not comment on speculation.”

Danny fried with professional JowitaPhoto credit: BBC

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