Zoe Ball reveals who should replace her on Strictly

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Photo credit: Ken Jack - Getty Images

Zoe Ball has revealed who she thinks should take over from her as presenter of Strictly It Takes Two when the show returns in the autumn.

The TV and radio presenter, and former Red cover star, announced she was stepping down from the Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show last month after 10 years at the helm.

Posting a gallery of some of her favourite moments to Instagram, Ball explained her decision to leave – and thanked everyone who has been part of her Strictly journey.

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She wrote: 'Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two. 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. Time now for some new cha cha challenges.'

Appearing on The One Show last night (8th June), Ball told hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas that she would love to see her co-host Rylan Clark-Neal take the mantel as full-time host. They currently work to a split schedule.

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Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

Explaining her decision to move on, she said: 'I've loved every minute of it. But do you know what... sometimes you've got to say, "Right, try new things" and also someone else can do the show.

'You know it's going to be in safe hands. We love Rylan and maybe he'll do the whole thing – whatever, I will be watching though because I am the number one fan and I can't wait to see who is in the class of 2021!'

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