Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Huw Edwards in talks to join lineup

Huw Edwards is the latest big name announced as being in talks for Strictly Come Dancing 2019.

The Welsh BBC News anchor, 57, admitted he’s considering joining the lineup after BBC bosses approached him.

He told Steve Wright on his BBC Radio 2 show that he got the call after appearing on last year’s Strictly to read out the voting rules.

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Huw Edwards has been approached by Strictly bosses

"Following my stellar appearance reading out the terms and conditions in early December, where I basically set the British television world alight, I was asked if I’d consider Strictly," he joked.

"And I think the answer is, Steve, I’ve come here today for some advice. Despite all appearances, I am quite shy.

"That’s what scares me. I think I’ve just got to ponder it… just gauge public opinion."

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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Huw Edwards in talks to join lineup

Viewers think Huw’s a tasty piece of eye candy

Silver fox Huw caused a stir with his Strictly cameo in December, with viewers loving his ‘mohawk’ and others drooling over his besuited appearance.

Huw’s not the first BBC star to be approached for the show, with Chris Evans confirming he’d become the first celebrity to sign on the dotted line for this year’s series.

Comedian Alan Carr also admitted he’s in serious talks with producers, telling the Loose Women panel that he was well up for learning how to tango.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Huw Edwards in talks to join lineup

Chris Evans has signed up to the 2019 series
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Former TOWIE star Dan Osborne has said he’d love to appear on Strictly, while Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has said her fans have begged her to do Strictly, but she’s not sure she’s up to the standard required.

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