EastEnders star Emma Barton & # 39; stands in line for the new series Strictly Come Dancing … while the soap creates a new storyline to explain her absence & # 39;
She has been playing Honey Mitchell in EastEnders since 2005.
And Emma Barton, 42, has reportedly signed according to the star-studded line-up on the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing The sun.
A TV source revealed that Emma would appear in the show while the BBC soap was forced to create a new storyline to ensure that the actress can time out.
Strictly: Emma Barton, 42, has reportedly signed to stand apart from the star-studded line-up on the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, according to The Sun
According to The Sun on Sunday, the actress is determined to concentrate on her training, so she has the best chance of winning the glitterball trophy.
The source told The Sun: & # 39;Emma was willing to quit Albert Square to dedicate her time to Strictly, but scriptwriters are trying to figure out ways to deregister her for a few months instead. & # 39;
& # 39; She is very musical, has a natural rhythm and will certainly do well. She also comes from a bit of a dance background, so is hopeful that this can open new doors. & # 39;
Due to Emma & # 39; s seriousness with her strict commitments, EastEnders are looking for ways in which Honey Mitchell naturally has eight weeks without soap.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly.
EastEnders: A TV source revealed that Emma will appear in the show, while the BBC soap is forced to create a new storyline to ensure that the actress can time out
Emma, who played Billy Mitchell & # 39; s wife on screen Honey Mitchell famously until 2008, plans to join the Strictly 2019 cast and show off her hidden musical talents.
The experienced soap star also appeared in a tour production of Chicago in 2009 and played the iconic Roxie Hart.
In her latest EastEnders storyline, Emma & # 39; s character Honey confronted her partner Adam Bateman after seeing him with Habiba, with whom he had an affair.
Commissioned: According to The Sun on Sunday, the actress is determined to concentrate on her training, so she has the best chance of winning the glitterball trophy
Last week it was announced that Motsi, the sister of Oti Mabuse, has been confirmed as a replacement for Darcey Bussell in the jury committee of Strictly Come Dancing.
There are rumors that various celebrities are joining the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 line-up, including Coronation Street stars Catherine Tyldesley and Lucy Fallon, and I am a famous King Harry Redknapp.
Emma is now taking part in the rumor list of celebrities along the way, Adrian Dunbar of Line Of Duty, Keith Duffy, Louis Theroux, Peter Crouch and RuPaul's Drag Race judges – Michelle Visage and Alan Carr.
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC in September.
Announcements: It was announced last week that Motsi, the sister of Oti Mabuse, has been confirmed as Darcey Bussell & # 39; s substitute in the Strictly Come Dancing jury committee
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