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Jamelia 'lined up for Strictly'

Jamelia apparently snubbed I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in favour of Strictly Come Dancing.

The popular BBC show has seen several singing stars hit its floor, including Pixie Lott, who made it through to the quarter-final last year.

Now it looks set to be 34-year-old Jamelia's turn, and sources believe she'll rock the audience.

“Jamelia is going to be a hot favourite right from the start. She’s stunning, has long legs and is experienced with dance routines because of her pop past," an insider confided in British newspaper The Sun.

“We expect her to be at the standard of Pixie Lott, who did really well last year.”

But could the star's turn on the dance floor mean bad blood with rival channel ITV? According the rumours, she was all set to star on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, but switched bugs for ballroom dance at the last minute.

“Jamelia’s been wanted by both shows for a number of years but Strictly makes more sense to her because it will allow her to continue being a mum and to work on Loose Women," a friend explained.

Currently Jamelia juggles appearances on the popular daytime show with looking after her daughters, 14-year-old Teja, who she has with ex Terry Wallen, and Tiani, nine, who she has with her ex-husband Darren Byfield.

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