Julien MacDonald rumoured to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing
WELSH fashion designer Julien MacDonald is the latest name rumoured to be taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
The designer, who hails from Merthyr Tydfil, is said to be in talks with the BBC over competing as a contestant in the BBC reality ballroom show.
It is not the first time the former Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model judge has appeared on the show.
He has appeared on It Takes Two — Strictly's sister series where he has given his views on contestants outfits.
It's an area which has long been of interest for Julien.
He wanted a career as a dancer but instead opted to study textiles before launching a career in fashion.
In 2006, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to fashion.
It is said the BBC hoped that Julien would bring fun to the show and a touch of A-list glamour by way of his showbiz mates.
And if Julien does agree to appear, he could reportedly stand to be paid a whopping £75,000 should he reach the final stages.
A spokesman for the 42-year-old designer has declined to comment.
He is the latest name to be added to the rumoured line up for Strictly this year, along with Dave Myers, Abbey Clancy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and more recently Vanessa Feltz.