Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas addresses future on show after shock injury

One of the stars keen to sign up is EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite, 49, who is well known for her role as Mel Owen.

She told OK! Magazine: “My girls are desperate for me to do it but I think I’m a bit old, I’m not sure my body could take it.

“I’m 49 soon, so part of me thinks I should do it next year as a last hurrah before my fifties.”

Could Tamzin follow in the footsteps of EastEnders stars Emma Barton, Davood Ghadami and Jake Wood?

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.