The dancer admitted she “definitely wouldn’t say no” to joining the judging panel when Len vacates his seat at the end of the current series of the BBC ballroom show.
Karen became one of the names linked to the role when she was announced as one of the judges on next year’s ‘Strictly’ arena tour.
Speaking about the possibility of stepping into Len’s shoes on the TV version, she told the Daily Express: “If that opportunity came along, I definitely wouldn’t say no. It would be amazing [to return].
Karen, who won the 2006 series of with partner Mark Ramprakash, continued: “It has been a big shock and then I was asked to be a judge on the Strictly tour – that came from nowhere and I couldn’t believe the media frenzy that followed.
Len announced the current series of ‘Strictly’ would be his last back in July, stepping down after 12 years on the show.
Other names believed to be in the running to replace Len include current professionals Anton DuBeke and Brendan Cole, and judge of Australia’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Helen Richey.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday at 6.20pm on BBC One.
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