27/06/2016 23:18 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2016 'Recruits Judge Rinder For Lineup'

Several big names are in the frame for this year's contest.

Barrister, daytime TV phenomenon and Benedict Cumberbatch's best pal, Judge Rinder may be about to add another line to his impressive CV, with reports that he is the latest big name to be signed up for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. 

The Sun reports that BBC bosses have been quick to recruit Britain's answer to Judge Judy, who already rules over afternoon TV, with his gavel, judge's wig and icy put-downs. 

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However, the legal expert might have to get used to being on the receiving end of the criticism he usually dishes out, with Craig Revel Horwood confirming he'll be back on the judging panel for the 14th series, set to air in the autumn. 

If the Judge does take to the dance floor, he'll be reportedly joining TV presenter Angelica Bell, already signed up for this year's contest. Other names in the frame include 'Downton Abbey' actress Michelle Dockery and US singer Anastasia. Former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker is also reported to be keen to join the lineup. 

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