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EXPOSED: Kate Ritchie’s secret deal!

The Home and Away star could be making a return to the small screen.

She’s a successful actor, DJ, model and author, but now it seems Kate Ritchie could be adding dancer to her impressive résumé. She’s rumoured to be the latest star joining the 2021 series of Dancing with the Stars.

WATCH: Kate Ritchie to return to acting

Following in the footsteps of fellow Home and Away star Lynne McGranger, a TV production insider tells New Idea Kate is always the top pick when reality TV producers draw up their wish-list of stars to take part in the much-loved reality primetime shows.

“Kate has an open invitation to do all the shows and they chase her every year,” says the source, but this time it’s been confirmed: “Kate will do DWTS in 2021.”

Kate Ritchie
Kate Ritchie (pictured) has an open invitation to do any show she wants. (Credit: Instagram)

It seems Kate might have been considering an offer for some time. In March 2019 she dropped some serious hints that she was interested in appearing on the Network Ten show.

“Maybe you’ll see me on a series of Dancing with the Stars,” she told Body+Soul. “That’s something I’ve always said no to, and no disrespect intended. I think it’s amazing that people do that.”

Dancing With The Stars
Kate could be keen to take on DWTS – just like her former Home and Away co-star Lynne McGranger (pictured). (Credit: Channel Ten)

But despite saying she was ready for a new challenge after a five-year hiatus from TV, problems close to home appeared to put her plans on hold. Husband Stuart Webb was charged with drink driving, Kate took out an AVO against him, and it’s been reported they have since split up.

However, it appears in recent months Kate has started to reconsider the possibility of other work.

Kate Ritchie Stuart Webb
Stuart Webb and Kate Ritchie are rumoured to have split. (Credit: Getty)

In an interview last month, the Nova FM host said she was looking for new challenges and was particularly keen to get back into acting, adding she was open to all kinds of work.

And DWTS could be perfect.

“I look forward to being part of an ensemble again one day soon,” she told TV Week. “It’s all about finding the right role.”

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