The news of Dame Darcey Bussell leaving the Strictly Come Dancing Show has surfaced. Her exit has created a vacuum in the judges’ chair.
Bussell, the former principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, has confirmed the news of her quitting the show due to other professional commitments. She has been a judge on the show for the last seven years.
According to her spokesperson, the show scandals have driven her to take this decision.
Given below are four possible contenders who can fill the gap created by Bussell’s exit.
- Nicole Scherzinger
In 2010, Scherzinger emerged as the winner in the US show named, Dancing with the Stars. She has also been a judge in The X Factor shows of both the UK and the US.
- Oti Mabuse
Oti came to be a part of Strictly in the year 2015. The Latin-American dancer was Anthony Ogogo’s dance partner. Moreover, The Greatest Dancer, BBC One’s talent show had her as the captain at the beginning of this year.
- Ashley Banjo
With his group, Diversity, winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Banjo received a lot of public recognition. He also became a judge on a show called Got to Dance.
- Helen Richey
Richey, the former Latin dance and ballroom champion, has been a judge on Australia’s Dancing With The Stars. Her skill and experience have propelled the Strictly producers to consider her candidature.