Carrie Symonds could sign for Strictly Come Dancing to help pay off £200k Downing Street flat refurb

BBC bosses have been plotting to get Carrie Symonds to strut her stuff on Strictly for months, sources have revealed.

They see her as the most glamorous woman in politics and a sure-fire hit with Saturday night viewers.

And Carrie, 33, could pocket a tidy sum towards her and PM Boris Johnson’s controversial £200,000 Downing Street flat refurb if she agrees to sashay on to the show.

A source told The Sun tonight: “BBC bosses plan their line-up from the start of the year and Carrie was one of the earliest names on their list.

“Strictly has become the No1 show for so many political figures and Carrie is one of the biggest names — not only as Boris’s better half but as a campaigner and activist in her own right.

“The offer to take part in the next series is there if she wants to take it.

“Her name has been in the mix for a while and she’d be a brilliant contestant if she chose to take part.”

Carrie is mum to the PM’s son Wilf, one today, and the source added: “She is arguably the most glamorous woman in politics. 

“She has given Boris a more personable side and the British public appear very interested in who she is and what she has got to offer.”

Strictly’s bookers start talks about possible contestants early in the year, with questions asked about talent and availability from March.

Contracts are usually signed in the summer, ahead of the series launch each autumn.

Other Whitehall waltzers who have vied for the Glitterball ­Trophy include Tories Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie, plus ex-Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. 

Carrie started dating Boris, 56, in 2019.

This week they have been embroiled in a row over funding for the refurb.

PMs are allowed to spend up to £30,000 of taxpayers’ cash a year on doing up the official flat during their time in Downing Street.

It is claimed Boris took a £58,000 Tory party loan to pay for garish furniture and embossed wallpaper at £840 a roll from eco designer Lulu Lytle.

Spending watchdog the Electoral Commission is investigating.

Boris furiously denied any wrongdoing saying: “I have covered the costs.

“I have met the requirements I am obliged to meet in full.”

Last year’s Strictly was won by comic Bill Bailey, 56, and pro star Oti Mabuse, 30, under Covid rules.

This year will see it return in full with judges Shirley Ballas, 60, Craig Revel Horwood, 56, Motsi Mabuse, 40, and Bruno Tonioli, 65.

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