It has been almost 15 years now since Strictly Come Dancing arrived on British television. As the reality show reaches its seventeenth series this year, it continues to make its name known to the public.
The series material has been involved in many headlines and reports in recent years. And the most recent one is about its apparent return and the stars who will join the upcoming line-up.
The truth is there are no further revelations yet as to who will be joining the newest line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2019. But there are speculations that Love Island 2017 winner, Amber Davies, signed up for the show and got admitted.
If these reports are true, then Amber Davies will be the first reality star ever to join the British reality dancing contest. And this is quite a big deal considering the controversies that the show had with reality stars in previous years.
As you may know, there were reports back in 2018 that reality stars were "banned" from joining the show's line-up. And this has become a huge controversy since the reports revealed that the production and bosses of the show were "fed up" from hearing reality stars that they are asked to join the show because none of it was true.
According to the insiders of these reports, these reality stars who claimed to be joining the said competition were just using the name and fame of the show. So, in light of those events, it has been reported in the end that Strictly Come Dancing will ban reality stars from joining the reality television competition.
Back in 2017, there was also a huge controversy that happened between the show and its aspiring reality stars. The Only Way Is Essex diva, Gemma Collins, expressed her aspiration to join Strictly Come Dancing during that year. But after uttering on air her interest, one of the main judges of the show, Craig Revel Horwood, stated that their contestants are of a "higher caliber" that does not include reality television stars.
Accordingly, these responses made started a tension between two parties. But since then, it has been known that the BBC One show does not welcome reality stars. So, it came as a surprise to everyone when recent reports stated that Amber Davies is up and now ready for the upcoming season of the competition.
But as mentioned, no word has been shared yet about the veracity of these reports. For all everyone know is that Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will arrive in the later months of the year.