Former JLS star Aston Merrygold has reportedly been signed up for the forthcoming fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.While he is yet to be officially confirmed by BBC bosses, Aston, 29, is in line to be the sixth celebrity contestant confirmed for the long-running show behind Mollie King, Davood Ghadami, Ruth Langsford, Gemma Atkinson and Reverend Richard Coles.Both Naga and BBC weather girl Carol Kirkwood - who have both appeared on Strictly in the past - offered Gemma advice, telling her to 'remember to just enjoy it'.As for her potential pro dance partner, she said: 'As long as they’re strong, I’m big for a girl!Seasoned pro: Sources claim accomplished break-dancer Aston’s years of experience with JLS, coupled with a former judging role on talent show Got to Dance, gives him a clear advantage over his competitors The musician, journalist and Church of England priest, 55, is known for having been the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in 1980s band the Communards, best known for their hit Don't Leave Me This Way.Reverend Richard is the only Vicar in Britain to have had a number one hit single, Don’t Leave Me This Way.'I’ve had one spray tan in my life at a charity event, because it was for charity I said yes.It stunk and when I woke up it was all over my bed.
She added: My aim it’s just to not go out first, I would love to get to the final, absolutely.'Although Gemma would be happy just to walk away with a new skill: 'For me, learning to dance itself is a milestone.I don’t want to look back at Christmas and think I wish I would have done better or I could have more.'It’s going to be gruelling, it’s going to be tiring, but its only 3 months so I’m going to make the most of it.Hopefully my gym sessions will pay off with my fitness levels.And sources claim accomplished break-dancer Aston’s years of experience with JLS, coupled with a former judging role on talent show Got to Dance, gives him a clear advantage over his competitors.
An insider told The Sun: ‘It doesn’t have to be ballroom or Latin dancing experience to give someone an edge.‘Aston spent years being choreographed in JLS and that rhythm and ability to follow instructions puts him streets ahead of competitors.
Of the signing, she Ruth said: 'I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can't quite believe my dream has come true!