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Tom Daley, Alan Carr May Join 'Strictly Come Dancing's 1st Male Pair

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Olympian Tom Daley and comedian Alan Carr are among those being considered.

According to a new report from British tabloid The Sun, an all-male pair is coming to the next season of Strictly Come Dancing.

The popular dancing competition show, which sees a professional dancer teamed up with a celebrity, has never had an all-male dancing team compete. But it looks like that's set to change, as the show is reportedly in talks with several out celebs about joining the cast.

Citing an unnamed source, The Sun says that Olympic diver Tom Daley and comedian Alan Carr are two of the stars that have been approached. They also report that Italian dancer Graziano Di Prima, who is straight, is set to be the professional dancing partner to the gay male celeb.

Di Prima previously performed in Strictly'sfirst same-sex duet with out dancer Johannes Radebe, who was the professional partner to actress Catherine Tyldesley. Radebe and Tyldesley had been voted off the week before.

Daley has been having one of the best Olympics of his career, having won his first gold medal. Daley and diving partner Matt Lee won the gold in the men's synchronized 10m platform diving event. The win marked the first time China did not take first place since 2000.

"I still can't believe what is happening," an emotional Daley told BBC Sport after the win. "That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering."

While he had won multiple gold medals at international competitions, Olympic gold had evaded him until now. Previously, Daley won bronze for the solo 10m platform event in 2012, and another bronze in the synchronized 10m platform five years ago.

Strictly Come Dancing saw its first all-female dancing pair last year, as Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams teamed up with dancer Katya Jones. Unfortunately, Adams had to drop out of the competition when her partner tested positive for the disease that caused the global pandemic.

The BBC declined to comment on The Sun's report.

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