Speculation is mounting that the BBC may sign a host of new professionals for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing, following reports in the papers.

According to The Sun, the show’s new executive producer Moira Ross is due to visit Los Angeles to audition potential new dancers for the show.

And current professionals, including Brendan Cole and Anton du Beke will face individual meetings with the new boss to see which of them will be kept on or who might potentially face the chop.

The paper reports that show execs are looking to give Strictly a revamp after it lost out to The X Factor in last year’s ratings.

And they are particularly keen to sign up American dancers following the success of US show Dancing With The Stars which is currently receiving its highest ever ratings.

“Moira has been brought in to shake up the show after last year and is looking at a number of ideas including bringing in new dancers and creating a Strictly dance troupe,” an insider said.

“An injection of American stars could also be just what is needed.”

However a BBC spokeswoman told the paper, “It is far too early to talk about the new series.”