Who could replace Rylan Clark on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two?

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Rylan Clark has announced he is leaving Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two after four years co-hosting the show.

The BBC has said it will announce a new presenter for the BBC Two programme in due course.

His replacement will likely be paired with former Strictly pro Janette Manrara, who joined the programme in 2021 replacing Zoe Ball.

Here is a look at the runners and riders who could replace Clark.

– Aljaz Skorjanec

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Aljaz Skorjanec and wife Janette Manrara (Ian West/PA)

The 33-year-old has since been taking acting lessons and auditioning for roles to “trying to get his foot in the door” of Hollywood.

This leaves the door open for him to join It Takes Two as co-host and create a husband and wife presenting team.

– AJ Odudu

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AJ Odudu competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021 (Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA)

She also had to pull out of the live tour over the injury and was replaced by 2020 finalist Maisie Smith.

Joining It Takes Two as co-host would see her overcome those disappointments with a return to the world of Strictly.

– Stacey Dooley

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Stacey Dooley won Strictly in 2018 (BBC/PA)

She has since gone on to present an episode of Panorama, titled Stacey Meets The IS Brides, Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With The Lifers, and a programme titled Stalkers.

The couple announced the arrival of their first child together, a daughter called Minnie, earlier this year.

– Ore Oduba

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Ore Oduba has served as host of the Strictly Come Dancing tour (Aaron Chown/PA)

This makes him well-placed to replace Rylan as co-host of It Takes Two.

– Helen Skelton

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Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton (Ray Burmiston/PA)

She narrowly missed out on lifting the Glitterball trophy in 2022 with wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin beating her in the final.

However, she was still a hit among viewers throughout the series and a return to the franchise could be on the cards.

– Clara Amfo

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Clara Amfo with Aljaz Skorjanec during the launch show for Strictly 2020 (BBC/PA)

The 38-year-old was a contestant on the 2020 series of Strictly where she was partnered with Skorjanec and eliminated in week six.

Popular among viewers, she could be in the running to secure a spot on It Takes Two.

– Brendan Cole

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Former Strictly pro dancer Brendan Cole (Matt Crossick/PA)

The 46-year-old served as a judge on his native country’s version of the show and he was touted as a potential judge on the UK edition over the years, although the role never materialised.

A return to co-host It Takes Two would mark a surprising turn for the dancer.

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