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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for Strictly Come Dancing?

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for Strictly Come Dancing?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is reportedly set to be offered a mega deal to join this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' line-up.

The Ballroom and Latin show's judge Bruno Tonioli is desperate to get the former Girls Aloud singer on board the programme and has been putting pressure on bosses to persuade her and reality star Joey Essex to join the series.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the eccentric choreographer said: "I would like to see Cheryl on it. Why not? She is a nice girl. She would be good value. Get her and Joey Essex [on the show]. Can you imagine?"

However, it seems it would take a lot to persuade the former 'X Factor' judge - who left the singing show earlier this year in order to focus on her music career - to hit the dance floor as she previously said she wasn't impressed with the winning prize and thinks the rival singing show is much better.

She said two years ago: "'Strictly...' is only about celebs dancing and, at the end of it, all someone gets is to walk off with a glitterball. But 'X Factor' changes people's lives."

Although, if she did accept the offer this time around, the 33-year-old singer won't be the only member of the girl band to master the snake-hips and booty shake as her best friend Kimberley Walsh also took on the challenge in 2012 - but walked away in joint second place.

Meanwhile, this year's series, which will hit screens in the autumn, has been given a huge shake-up as three new dancers will be joining the professional line-up.