Will Ten put on the danc­ing shoes?

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THE ru­mours are true, Chan­nel 10 could be the new home of Danc­ing with the Stars.

The celebrity tal­ent show, which was axed by Seven in late 2016, is be­lieved to be one of sev­eral light en­ter­tain­ment Ten is con­sid­er­ing.

Grant Denyer, who won the show’s fourth sea­son of the lo­cal ver­sion in 2006, was ini­tially tipped to be host.

But that now seems doubt­ful with Grant signed up to front the Aussie ver­sion of Ellen DeGeneres’ Game of Games.

Pro­gram chief Bev­er­ley McGar­vey is coy about Ten’s plans but ad­mits they are think­ing about the for­mat.

“I’d never say that we wouldn’t have a look at it ( Danc­ing with the Stars). There have been so few strong for­mats in Aus­tralia and so at some point their time may or may not come again.”

The US ver­sion of Danc­ing with the Stars is still go­ing strong after 26 sea­sons.

The show is filmed at CBS Tele­vi­sion City in Los An­ge­les. Ten is now owned by CBS.

The Aussie ver­sion of Danc­ing with the Stars lasted 15 sea­sons be­fore be­ing canned.

The fi­nal sea­son – won by Emma Freed­man, pic­tured above – was hosted by co­me­dian Shane Bourne after long-time host Daniel MacPher­son pulled the pin.

A re­boot of Blind Date, hosted by Ju­lia Mor­ris, is also ru­moured to be on the way.

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