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Hip hop hip op Eamonn Holmes may waltz onto Strictly with Ruth Langsford

He may be recovering from a double hip operation but Eamonn Holmes is being tipped to do the next series of Strictly alongside his wife Ruth Langsford.

A source told The Sun that they have been trying to get the ITV This Morning Presenters on the show for years but Eamonn’s hip problems have prevented them appearing on the Saturday night dancing show.

The 56-year-old had the big operation earlier this month and is now taking 10 weeks to recover and bosses of the glamourous show hope they can persuade him to ditch the crutches for the Charleston later this year.

According to The Sun, an insider said: “It’s been an open secret for the last two to three years that the show would have loved to have Eamonn and Ruth as contestants as they tick all the boxes and are adored by millions of TV viewers.

“Ruth absolutely loves Strictly and has been continually trying to persuade Eamonn to give it a go. But behind the scenes it could never have happened because of his problem with his hips.

“However now he has had the operation people are talking excitedly of luring them on board for the next series.

“They would be absolutely fantastic on it.”

Eamonn has been keeping fans up to date on his recovery on Twitter. Earlier this week, he told fans that his dog Maggie was helping to lick away the pain.

Last year former The Wanted star Jay Mc Guiness won the show with professional Aliona Vilani.

If the rumours are true, Eamonn and Ruth would be the first married couple to take part since Gabby and Kenny Logan in 2007.

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