Former Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede is reported to have signed up to star in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing which starts on BBC One this Autumn.

The Daily Star claims Gumede, who played Tyrone Dobbs’ abusive partner in the soap, will take to the dancefloor next month. She left the show earlier this year after her character lied about Tyrone abusing her and he found himself in jail.

Gumede has said she is a huge fan of the series previously.

Other people linked to the series include Sophie Ellis Bextor and Vanessa Feltz.