03/11/2016 12:06 GMT

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Bosses ‘Lining Up Jessica Ennis-Hill’ For 2017 Series

The current series features two Olympians.

We’re still weeks away from the end of the 2016 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, but bosses have already begun thinking about who they should sign up for next year.

According to reports, Jessica Ennis-Hill, is at the top of their shortlist, following the announcement that she was retiring from athletics after the Rio 2016 Games, with the BBC reportedly hoping she’ll follow in the footsteps of fellow Olympians Greg Rutherford and Claudia Fragapane.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

A source tells The Sun: “Jess has been invited to Elstree to see the dancers and chat to some of the current celebs.

“She’s made no secret of being a fan of the show, so they were on to her quickly when she hung up her trainers last month.

“It’s a tried and tested method to invite people down to see what it’s like and get them to sign up.

“They really want to land Jess because she’s got a high profile and the show’s had a lot of success with Olympic athletes.”

So far in this series, Greg and Claudia have been a huge hit with fans, outlasting celebrities including Lesley Joseph and Anastacia in the competition.

Gymnast Louis Smith also appeared on the show in 2012, and took home the Glitterball trophy.