Layla with Fandango

Layla with Fandango

WWE Diva Layla is hoping she'll be able to compete on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The sexy star - who was born and raised in London - has a professional dancing background and she would love the opportunity to return to her home country and show her skills on the ballroom TV show.

Layla - who is currently partnered with ballroom dancing Superstar Fandango - told BANG Showbiz: "I've been watching 'Strictly Come Dancing' and I have to say I definitely want to be a part of that. That's something that I'm looking to do in the near future ... I'm absolutely up for doing it, I want to come back to England and settle down at home and I'd love to do that show. I think I'd be a character on it, everyone would either love me or hate me but I'd definitely get a reaction."

The 36-year-old competitor is also confident she could step in and take over hosting duties from Tess Daly or Claudia Winkleman - who will present the main show with Tess on the next series after Sir Bruce Forsyth retired from the BBC programme.

She said: "I want to say congratulations to Abbey Clancy who won last year and not only that I have to say congrats to Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, girl power! But if they ever need a replacement they better make sure they call me up. I'll come and host the show."

Before arriving in World Wrestling Entertainment as the winner of the WWE Diva Search contest in 2006 Layla danced for basketball team Miami Heat and for numerous rappers and pop stars, including Kanye West, P. Diddy and Sir Elton John and she believes that experience would serve her well on 'Strictly...'

She said: "It's great being with Fandango because I get to go back to my dancing background. I miss dancing, it's something I've always done since I was a little girl. I trained at Italia Conti ... I've danced with a lot of stars in the UK like Ms. Dynamite, Elton John and Blue as well as people like P. Diddy, Mace, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx in the US."

Layla and a host of other Superstars such as Hulk Hogan and John Cena are currently in the UK for the 'WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge' tour.

'RAW' comes to The O2 arena in London tonight (19.05.14) with 'SmackDown' following at the same venue on Tuesday evening (20.05.14).

Live shows also take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Tuesday, Belfast's Odyssey Arena on Wednesday (21.05.14) and The O2 in Dublin on Thursday (22.05.14).

Information and a few remaining tickets are available at

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