The former professional dancer, who now serves as an expert on spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, has called for more diversity on the BBC ballroom competition, but is still in the dark about whether she has landed the gig.
Karen added to the Sunday Post: “People seem to love the knowledge I’m able to share. I hope I do a good job and the audiences are happy.
Karen, who won the 2006 series of with partner Mark Ramprakash, is said to be in the running to replace Len, alongside current professionals Anton DuBeke and Brendan Cole, as well as judge of Australia’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Helen Richey.
Len made his final live appearance on ‘Strictly’ during December’s final, which was won by Ore Oduba, but also featured in the pre-recorded Christmas special.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns to BBC One in the autumn.