Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Harry Judd revealed as Darcey Bussell’s replacement?

Dame Darcey Bussell stepped down as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year and rumours have been flying around ever since over who will replace her.

However, it looks like 2012 champion Harry Judd could be the one to join the panel when the show returns in eight weeks. 

The McFly singer is joint favourite to be named Strictly’s newest judge alongside EastEnders star Bonnie Langford, according to bookmaker’s Betway.

Both stars are odds of 3/1 to take over from Darcey who appeared on the show for the last time in 2018.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “We haven’t got too long to wait until Strictly Come Dancing returns and one of the major talking points of this series is who is going to be named as the fourth judge.

“Harry Judd won the show in 2012 and he is our favourite at 3/1 to swap his drum kit for a spot on the Strictly judging panel, while Eastenders actress and former Dancing On Ice contestant Bonnie Langford is available at the same price.”

Could Harry follow in the footsteps of 2007 winner Alesha Dixon and become a judge on Strictly?

Alesha, who stepped down from the panel to become a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, has odds of 10/1 to replace Darcey.

Love Island star Curtis Pritchard is available at 10/1 to join his brother AJ on the show.

Alan added: “Professional ballroom dancer and Love Islander Curtis Pritchard is 10/1 to be given the role, while two of the show’s current professionals Anton du Beke and Oti Mabuse are both available at 16/1.”

Despite Harry and Bonnie being named joint favourites, former head judge Len Goodman may have let slip who will be replacing Darcey.

“Bonnie Langford, yeah, she is someone who most people know, and I am not saying very young people, but most people know Bonnie Langford, so yeah, it is a pretty good call,” he told Hello!

Len revealed he thinks Bonnie could be chosen over Harry and said: “I have a feeling it will be another lady.”

Will Len’s prediction come true or could someone unexpected join the Strictly judging team?

Meanwhile, Chris Evans has stepped away from the BBC show after previously admitting he had signed up for this year’s series.

The radio presenter revealed on The One Show last December he had agreed to join this year’s line-up.

During his appearance, host Alex Jones asked: “Can you confirm or deny that you will be on Strictly?”

Chris confirmed: “I have said ‘Yes’.”

However a source close to Chris told The Mirror recently: “Chris had been thinking and talking about doing Strictly but in the end it won’t happen in 2019.” has contacted a representative for Chris Evans and Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One.

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