Olympic Medallist Rebecca Adlington Eyes 'Strictly Come Dancing', Plus ITV Scout Athletes For 'I'm A Celeb'

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Team GB swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington has said she would "love to" compete in BBC reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

Adlington, who won two bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, would like to follow in the footsteps and sequins of fellow medallists Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.

She told Absolute Radio's Johnny Vaughan live from Hyde Park at BT London Live: "It would be nice to be girly, like the make-up, the dresses and all that. It would be really nice."

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Rebecca Adlington with her bronze medal

However, when Vaughan suggested that her comments were a 'come and get me' plea, she replied: "Well I've got the bike ride to do so I wouldn't be able to do it this year anyway.

"They should do an Olympic Christmas special or something and get all of us to do it."

This week The Sun reported that Strictly bosses are trying to secure Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle for the show.

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A Strictly source reportedly told the paper: “The bosses have made it clear their priority is to secure as many London 2012 competitors as possible."

Meanwhile, ITV bosses are also said to be in the market for snapping up some Olympic greats for 2012.

In a separate story The Sun suggests ITV are trying to sign up Bradley Wiggins and Adlington for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, after silver medallist javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread was such a hit last year.

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