Strictly’s Neil Jones says he’d be Meghan’s ‘perfect’ dance partner as he’s a ‘fellow ginger like Harry’

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Neil Jones has opened up about which celebrity he’d love to spin around the dancefloor on this year’s series of the BBC One show.

And the star who tops the 39 year old dancer’s list is none other than Meghan Markle.

Neil thinks he’d make the “perfect partner” for the duchess thanks to his ginger hair.

He told OK!: “'Now Meghan Markle isn’t part of the royal family maybe she will feel like doing it! I’m also a fellow ginger like Prince Harry so I think I’d be the perfect partner for her.

“He did get involved last year, so you never know!”

Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli has also previously said he’d love to see the 39 year old, who is currently pregnant with her second child” on the show’s US version Dancing with the Stars.

The Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance on last year’s series to support contestant JJ Chalmers, who made it through to week seven on the programme.

Harry told JJ over Zoom: “When I first met JJ, he was a shell of himself. But then to see you shine through Invictus and to become like yourself again, that was the start of an amazing journey."

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Harry, 36, and JJ, 34, met in 2014 when JJ took part in Harry’s Invictus Games competition in London and won a gold medal.

JJ suffered life-threatening injuries while serving with the elite Royal Marines in Afghanistan.

Neil, who is getting ready to launch series three of his podcast Tall Blonde & Ginger with fellow dancers Michael Danilczuk and Craig Shaw, would also like to see wheelchair dancing on the popular dance show.

The star, who has previously been partnered with presenter and former footballer Alex Jones, continued to OK!: “I’d also love to see wheelchair dancing on the show. The way the world is at the moment I think everyone needs to feel they are being represented on TV.

“My mum takes care of a lot of children with disabilities and when Paralympian Jonnie Peacock was on the show she was taking care of a boy with one leg and he looked up to Jonnie so much.”

Jonnie was partnered with two-time winner Oti Mabuse and the pair made it to week nine on the show.

The 27 year old won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics in the T44 men’s 100 metres event.

Neil co-hosts the Tall Blonde & Ginger podcast which has had a makeover and relaunches this month. Tall Blonde & Ginger is available to listen on acast, iTunes and Spotify.

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