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Strictly bosses 'line up Loose Women star as first ever wheelchair-using contestant'

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Strictly Come Dancing have reportedly lined up Loose Women star Sophie Morgan to be the show's first ever wheelchair-using contestant.The presenter, 38, is paralysed from the chest down following a car accident aged 18.

A source told The Sun: "She is the ideal star to take on the role. Plus, she is very glamorous so will look amazing in the sequinned costumes. "She already has a huge fan base from Loose Women and is a huge advocate of using her platform to promote inclusivity.

It’s still very early ­stages and the crew will officially start on pre-production in the coming months." It comes after EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, 28, became Strictly’s first deaf contestant, winning the Glitterball Trophy in 2021.

Former Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, also 28, proved a success on last year’s series.The added: "Producers have seen the effect Rose and Ellie had on the show and believe Sophie would be the perfect fit." OK!

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