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'Strictly Come Dancing': Levi Roots Turned Down Offer To Be Contestant Due To Rastafarian Beliefs

He's been approached twice to appear on the BBC ballroom show.

18/07/2017 10:50

Levi Roots has revealed he has turned down two offers to appear on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as he believes it goes against his religious beliefs. 

The former ‘Dragons’ Den’ star, who launched his range of Reggae Reggae Sauce after appearing on the show, claimed becoming a ‘Strictly’ contestant is “not the way of a Rastafarian”. 

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Celebrities who have been linked to the new series of ‘Strictly’ so far include Bros singer Matt Gossfitness guru Joe Wicksformer ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke, daytime presenter Ruth Langsford, and The One Show’s Angela Scanlon

It has also been claimed ‘Strictly’ bosses are locked in a bidding war with rival show ‘Dancing On Ice’ to secure Coleen Rooney on the line-up. 

Meanwhile three new professional dancers have joined ‘Strictly’, after the departures of Joanne CliftonNatalie Lowe and Oksana Platero.

New judge Shirley Ballas will also be joining the panel, replacing former Head Judge Len Goodman.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns to BBC One in the autumn.

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