Will apparently impressed bosses when he performed single ‘Joy‘ on the show last year, and showed off his nifty footwork alongside the professional dancers.
“Will is a brilliant signing for us. He is extremely popular, he is a true professional, he can be quite competitive and he is no shrinking violet,” the insider said.
“So we cannot imagine he will hold his tongue when facing the wrath of judge Craig Revel Horwood.”
Will shot to fame when he won ‘Pop Idol’ in 2002, and went on to enjoy huge chart success with hits such as ‘Leave Right Now’, ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Jealousy’.
While the official ‘Strictly’ line-up is not expected to be announced until next month, a number of stars have already been rumoured to be taking part.
Louise Redknapp reportedly signed up for the show earlier this week, while daytime TV star Judge Rinder, TV presenter Angelica Bell, Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker, ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Michelle Dockery, TV presenter Laura Whitmore and US singer Anastacia are also said to be getting their dancing shoes on.