MX23RW : Tuesday, August 11 09:40:30| >> :600:2602747:2602747:

Westlife star Mark Feehily 'in line for Strictly's first all-male couple'

Westlife star Mark Feehily 'in line for Strictly's first all-male couple'
© Reuters
Westlife singer Mark Feehily is said to be in discussions to appear on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Westlife singer Mark Feehily is reportedly in talks to join Strictly Come Dancing as one half of the show's first ever all-male couple.

The BBC ballroom contest is going ahead this year despite the ongoing threat posed by coronavirus, although the series is expected to be around a month shorter than normal.

The new series is also likely to feature same-sex couples for the first time and, according to The Sun, 40-year-old Feehily is in line to pair up with gay pro Johannes Radebe.

"Mark is a massive fan of Strictly, and the boys actually performed on the show last year," a source told the newspaper.

"When he was first asked, he reluctantly had to decline because of the tour, but now that that's off, he's free to compete.

"Nearly all the celebs are now signed up, but the Beeb are really keen to make this work and get him on board last minute."

Strictly is due to begin on BBC One in late October.

> Every name in the frame for this year's Strictly Come Dancing

ID:406180:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.


Click here for more stories about Westlife

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman
Read Next:
Strictly 'planning to introduce two same-sex couples'
>
Latest Entertainment Video

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Tuesday, August 11


Shameless: Channel 4, 10pm
First ever episode of the seminal drama, first shown in 2004

American Dad: FOX, 9pm
Steve signs up for a prison experiment to earn some cash
Media Mole's Spotify playlist