Love Island’s Amber Davies tipped for Strictly despite BBC’s ‘reality star ban’

Love Island's Amber Davies has been tipped for a place on Strictly Come Dancing this year even though BBC bosses are rumoured to have previously banned reality stars from the show.

Welsh stunner Amber, 22, won Love Island in 2017 and was seen romping onscreen with her then-boyfriend Kem Cetinay.

She has since gone from reality TV to the West End stage after winning a part in Dolly Parton musical 9-5.

It's now been been reported that BBC bosses might be willing to overlook her saucy antics and reality TV background to give her a place on Strictly 2019.

The Sun reports Strictly producers could argue Amber's theatre experience makes her a good candidate for the dance series.

It would be seen as an unusual move for the BBC after they reportedly banned reality stars from competing in Strictly.

Although they have had reality stars on in the past, with contestants including Mark Wright and Judge Rinder, producers are believed to have tried to actively avoid signing them.

Last year, a source told The Sun: "Certain reality celebrities have been peddling these stories about being 'in talks' for the show when they have never been approached.'

"Bosses are now fed up of hearing the same people bandying around their own names just to shift a few copies of some weight-loss DVD."

Strictly returns in the autumn and it is already looking to be a very different show to previous years with the departure of long-time judge Darcey Bussell.

Darcey revealed the sad news to Strictly fans earlier this year and insisted her exit has nothing to do with any "upset or disagreement".

In an emotional statement, she said: "It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly, working with such a talented team."

"I have enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow judges, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire back stage team, and especially the viewers of the show, who have been so supportive.

"I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am just stepping away to give more focus to my many other commitments in dance, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine having gone any better."

Mirror Online has contacted the BBC for comment.

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