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Caroline Flack Set To Snub Former 'X Factor' Boss Simon Cowell, By Signing For 'Strictly Come Dancing'?

21/06/2014 09:37 BST | Updated 21/06/2014 09:59 BST

Caroline Flack is poised to get her own back on her former X Factor boss Simon Cowell, by signing for rival show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Caroline was the longtime host of 'The Xtra Factor', but was told her contract on the ITV2 show would not be renewed this year.

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Apparently, Caroline "has the legs" for Strictly according to a chum

Despite her chemistry with co-host Olly Murs, it seemed Simon had opted instead for the charms of radio host Sarah-Jane Crawford.

But it seems Caroline is not without options, with reports that she is now in talks to compete in this year's BBC1 dance show - which sees a new lineup with Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daley co-hosting the programme, taking over from Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The Sun reports a source close to Caroline, saying: “[She] is considering her options but she’s always been a big fan of Strictly — she’s certainly got the legs for it.

“She knows it could be her next big step and it would be nice to beat Simon in the ratings.”

The last dig is a reference to last season's clash between the two primetime shows, which saw 'Strictly' come out firmly on top, with viewers hooked on the closest competition ever, eventually won by Abbey Clancy.

'Strictly' dancer Brendan Cole has made his feelings known on Caroline being part of the show already - could this be another magic pairing?

Who else would you like to see on the dancefloor? Share your thoughts below...

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