One Show presenter and Radio DJ Chris Evans has quashed rumours that he will be taking part in the new season of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Evans took to Twitter to encourage his followers not to place bets on him taking part saying "Evans definitely not in Strictly! Official."

He added "Same story last year. All helps fuel the launch fire. Good fun but absolutely nothing in it."

"William Hill are offering odds of 10/1 on me being in this year's Strictly. Ask will they take a 100/1 against and then put yer shirt on it."

The series returns to BBC One on Saturday nights next month.