It is reported that the BBC wants to sign up Irish presenter Angela Scanlon as one of the contestants on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

British tabloid The Sun says that the Robot Wars and One Show host is seen as a "rising star" by the BBC. 

Angela Scanlon and Dara Ó Briain on the BBC's Robot Wars

"The BBC always look after their own, and they see Angela as a rising star whose stock they can grow even more by putting her on Strictly," a source told the paper.

"She really impressed on The One Show and has done a great job on Robot Wars."

One Show presenter Alex Jones and former host Christine Lampard have previously taken part in Strictly.

Alex Jones took part in Strictly in 2011

Speculation about the contestant line-up on Strictly goes into overdrive during the summer months ahead of the show's return to BBC One in the Autumn.

Among the names reportedly on the radar this year are Dynasty legend Joan Collins, former EastEnders star Samantha Womack, ex-footballer Frank Lampard - the husband of former contestant Christine Lampard - and Gogglebox UK's Steph and Dom Parker

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The upcoming series of Strictly will see the debut of new head judge Shirley Ballas alongside the returning Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.  

Strictly's new head judge, Shirley Ballas

Ballas is taking over from Len Goodman, who retired from the show at the end of the last series.