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Zoe Ball drops hints about her Strictly It Takes Two replacement after shock depature

The presenter said the show will be in "safe hands"

Francesca Shillcock

Zoe Ball has dropped a hint about who could be her replacement on Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off show, It Takes Two, after announcing her exit last month.

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The TV presenter and Radio DJ, who appeared on the tea-time programme for ten years, was appearing on Tuesday evening's The One Show when she revealed that her former co-star Rylan Clark-Neal could become the permanent host.

She told Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas: "I've loved every minute of it, all the dancing and everyone who has gone through it and I loved it. But, sometimes you've got to say 'try new things' - and also, someone else can do the show."

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WATCH: Zoe Ball is leaving It Takes Two after ten years

Zoe added: "And, you know it will be in safe hands. We love Rylan and maybe he'll do the whole thing. I will be watching though because I am the number one fan and I can't wait to see who is in the class 2021."

Rylan has co-presented the programme alongside Zoe since 2019 and proved to be a big hit with audiences as he interviewed the professional dancers and their celebrity partners, as well as revealing backstage gossip and welcoming famous guests. The BBC is yet to announce a permanent host for It Takes Two.

Zoe, 50, shocked Strictly fans back in May when she revealed that she would be leaving the programme after ten years. Posting a series of images on Instagram, the TV star stated it was time to face some new "cha cha challenges".

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Zoe Ball is waving goodbye to Strictly after ten years

"Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two," she began, adding: "As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite.

"Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever. I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say 'Friends for the life.'"

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