Loose Women's Sophie Morgan 'will be Strictly's first-ever wheelchair-using contestant'


Strictly Come Dancing sees celebrities from the worlds of TV, sport, music and comedy come together to learn how to strut their stuff across the glitzy dancefloor. Over the past few seasons, BBC fans have been delighted to see the show become more inclusive, featuring same-sex couples and disabled contestants. Once again, Strictly is hoping to break the mould by welcoming a famous wheelchair user for season 21 which is expected to begin later this year.

Presenter, Loose Women star and disability advocate Sophie Morgan has been rumoured for this year’s Strictly line-up.

Producers of the dancing show are hoping the 38-year-old paraplegic will become the show’s first dancer to use a wheelchair.

The BBC wishes to continue to push boundaries and make Strictly more inclusive.

While she hasn’t been officially confirmed, producers have their sights set on Sophie.

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Former EastEnders star and Strictly’s first deaf contestant Rose Ayling-Ellis, 28, won the show in 2021.

Last year, it was former Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds’ turn to take part, and she went on to wow the audience with her performances.

Strictly also featured a group routine five years ago where the professional dancers performed with wheelchair users and were lifted into the air.

Going even further back to 2010 when the BBC aired Dancing on Wheels where couples, including Diana Morgan-Hill and swimmer Mark Foster, competed to enter the Wheelchair Dance Sport European Championships.


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