Destiny’s Child star Michelle tipped for Strictly

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams is the latest celebrity rumoured to have signed up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

According to The Sun the 30-year-old will join this year’s line-up as part of the BBC’s plans to secure bigger name stars for the show.

Michelle found fame as one third of Destiny’s Child, whose other members are Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland. However she is also a successful solo singer.

“Michelle is a great booking for us,” said a BBC insider, “as she’s an amazing dancer and extremely glamorous.

“We said that we were aiming big this year, and we hope fans of the show will realise that with a booking like her.”

Other stars rumoured to be taking part include actress Felicity Kendal, Holby City star Patsy Kensit, Charlotte Church’s ex-fiance Gavin Henson and former MP Anne Widdecombe.

Ex-Corrie star Tina O’Brien is also thought to be in the running, as well as a possible trio of former EastEnders stars – Tiana Benjamin, who plays Chelsea Fox, Charlie Clements, who starred as Bradley Branning, and Robert Kazinsky, aka Sean Slater.

The new series begins in October, following a preview show on September 11.