Antony's Strictly Dream
Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton would love to appear on Strictly, and hopes that his Corrie producers will let him do so.
ITV have always blocked Corrie actors from appearing on Strictly. Michelle Keegan was reportedly stopped from appearing two years in a row. Others, including Lisa Riley and Tina O'Brien, were only able to do Strictly after leaving the soap.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “When [Antony] was at Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s wedding, he was asking people from the Beeb about it and [was] kind of putting his hat in the ring to be a contestant. There were some Strictly people at the wedding who had become close to Mark when he was in it last year and they were chatting to Antony all about it. Back at Granada it was the gossip in the green room that he could be the shock star this year. It really would be ground breaking for an active Corrie artist to take part in Strictly so it’s a wait and see situation."