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Caroline Flack Wanted For 'Strictly Come Dancing' By Professional Dancer Brendan Cole After Quitting 'Xtra Factor' (VIDEO)

20/06/2014 15:07 BST | Updated 20/06/2014 15:59 BST

Caroline Flack is the latest star to be linked to the next series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, hot off the announcement she has stepped down as presenter of ‘The Xtra Factor’.

Caroline hosted the ‘X Factor’ companion show for three years, first with popstar Olly Murs and then with comedian Matt Richardson, but it was recently revealed that she was quitting the show, meaning her summer would be conveniently free.

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Caroline Flack

‘Strictly’ pro-dancer Brendan Cole has revealed that he’d love to see the presenter strapping on her dancing shoes when the show returns to screens later this year, telling Digital Spy: “Caroline Flack, she'd be great, definitely. That would be amazing.”

However when discussing if he’d like to see any other former ‘X Factor’ stars appearing on the show, he said he wouldn’t like to see ex-judge Nicole Scherzinger stepping onto the ‘Strictly’ dance-floor, as she’s already won the American version of the show.

Besides Caroline, other stars to be rumoured contestants for this year's series include former 'TOWIE' star Mark Wright and Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

Meanwhile, it’s all-change over at ‘Strictly’ this year, after presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has stepped down as host, having fronted the show since its first series back in 2004.

He’s since admitted that leaving ‘Strictly’ behind after ten years wasn’t an easy decision to make, comparing it to breaking up with a girlfriend, but later said he was fed up of criticisms over his age and said: “You do start to feel a bit stale, like a bit of fruit you’ve put in a bowl.”

His former co-host Tess Daly will be joined by Claudia Winkleman, who was recently confirmed as the new presenter.

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