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Emmerdale star rejects Strictly Come Dancing claims

Anthony Quinlan, who plays Pete Barton in the soap, had been rumoured to be among this year’s celebrity line-up on the BBC show..

Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan has dismissed reports that he will be among this year’s celebrity line-up for Strictly Come Dancing.

The 33-year-old, who plays Pete Barton in the ITV soap, had been linked to this year’s BBC One show.

His girlfriend, Dianne Buswell, is a professional dancer who appeared on Strictly last year.

It had been suggested that the couple were to become the first real-life pairing on the programme but now Quinlan has dismissed the rumours that he will take part.

An Emmerdale spokesman said on behalf of the actor: “There are no plans for Anthony to do Strictly.”

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