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Jamie Redknapp

by Emma Dodds |
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Jamie Redknapp has apparently turned down a spot on this year's Strictly Come Dancing after the show was reported to have been a factor behind his divorce from Louise.

Louise came third in Strictly 2016 with her partner Kevin Clifton, and her split from Jamie was announced just six months after the series ended.

While nothing has been confirmed as the reason behind their split, it was rumoured that Louise had found a new lease of life after taking part in Strictly.

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Brooke Vincent

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Cheryl Baker

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Kem Cetinay

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Candice Brown

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Max Evans

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Jake Quickenden

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Monty Panesar

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Lemar Obika

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Alex Beresford

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Donna Air

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Perri Shakes-Drayton

Perri, 28, who competed as a sprinter in the 2012 London Olympics, confirmed her appearance in an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

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Antony Cotton

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Stephanie Waring

Stephanie, 39, confirmed that she was the last celebrity to sign up to the show which is due to air in January next year.

And according to The Sun, show bosses have now cheekily approached Jamie himself, who they say has turned down an appearance on the show.

We can't imagine how awkward that phone call would have been...

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A TV source told the publication: "Strictly used to be show that no celebrity ever turned down. But the curse has changed all that. There is now a genuine concern that appearing on the show can negatively impact relationships.

"Jamie only has negative feelings about Strictly now. There’s absolutely no way he would appear."

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Louise Redknapp
Louise and Jamie share sons Charley and Beau together ©Instagram/ Louise Redknapp

Louise and Jamie were granted a decree nisi divorce at the end of December last year in just 25 seconds after 19 years of marriage.

A whole host of celebs are reported to have turned down the show this year, including Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc, EastEnders' Martine McCutcheon and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins.

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