Strictly Come Dancing bosses 'in talks with Annie Kilner' amid difficult Kyle Walker split

Strictly Come Dancing bosses 'in talks with Annie Kilner' amid difficult Kyle Walker split

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 17/01/2024

- 11:11

The WAG could be in line to appear in this year's show

Annie Kilner is reportedly tempted to compete in Strictly Come Dancing later this year following her split from Kyle Walker.

Casting agents have already made contact with the 30-year-old, who is six months pregnant with her fourth baby.

Kilner announced last week that she had 'decided to take some time away' from her husband Walker.

The Manchester City star has been kicked out of their £2.4million Cheshire home after news emerged that he had fathered a second child with social media influencer Lauryn Goodman.

Annie Kilner and Kyle Walker

Annie Kilner is being lined up by Strictly Come Dancing bosses


The Daily Mail claims casting agents for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother have approached Kilner about appearing on their show.

They hope she would spill the beans on her relationship with England international Walker.

However, it is reported that Kilner would be more tempted to join Strictly.

The couple, who met as teenagers, married in 2021 despite previous allegations of cheating.

Walker had already had a child with Goodman before tying the knot with Kilner.

Goodman has also been approached by Big Brother chiefs in an attempt to lure her to the celebrity version of their show.

But convincing Kilner to join Strictly would be a big step for the long-running BBC contest.

The dancing show is in line to start in September, six months after Kilner is due to give birth to her fourth child with Walker.

A TV insider says it is a 'dream' for Strictly to entice a wag.

They told the Daily Mail: "Signing an active England WAG would be a major coup for Strictly, it's always been viewed as a dream signing.

"Annie would need some convincing, but Strictly has incredible pulling power.

"Casting agents are really pushing her to show bosses, who would be seriously keen to get her on board, especially on the back of the summer's European Championships."

Kilner has been on TV before, appearing in the ITVBe reality series The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

A source close to Kilner told the same publication that she is excited by the potential of joining Strictly.

They said: "The priority is very much taking care of herself, her children and ensuring her pregnancy runs smoothly.

"But she is open to future TV projects and the prospect of Strictly is exciting, and an opportunity she would seriously consider if she's in the right headspace nearer the time of production and can balance rehearsals while looking after a young baby.

"She appreciates the reasons why her name is in the frame, which isn't ideal, but knows it could be an opportunity of a lifetime and the chance to do something for herself."


Annie Kilner and Kyle Walker

Annie Kilner announced last week that she had split from Kyle Walker


Kilner revealed in a statement last week that she was currently not with Walker.

She said on social media: "Sadly, after many years of marriage and three wonderful children together, I have decided to take some time away from Kyle.

"I do not wish to comment on the position any further.

"For now, I ask that the privacy of myself and my three young children be respected during this difficult time."

Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker was at the FIFA Best Awards in midweek


Walker has since posted a statement of his own, apologising to Kilner.

He wrote: "Annie is an amazing woman and I can only apologise for the upset I've caused her.

"She's been part of my life for so long and that will never change for the sake of our children.

"I would ask for privacy for all of our family, and especially our young children, whilst we work through these difficult times."

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