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Adele wants Strictly star to be baby's godfather

Alison Potter
By Alison Potter Published on 24 October 2012

Adele wants Strictly star to be baby's godfather


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It might seem bizarre, but Adele is reportedly considering asking a Strictly Come Dancing contestant to be the godfather to her newborn baby.

According to the Daily Star, the Skyfall singer was introduced to former EastEnders star Sid Owen by fiancé Simon Konecki - a long-time pal of the actor - and they’ve all struck up a close friendship.

Now, after some alleged hinting on Sid’s part, Adele is said to be very close to offering him the privileged position of being godparent to her son.

A source told the Daily Star: “Sid is over the mood for Adele and his friend Simon.

“He loves both of them dearly and in all the excitement of the baby news he let slip that they wanted him to be closely involved with their son.”

The insider added: “Sid’s pretty hopeful he’s a front runner to be godfather.”

The TV star - best known as Ricky Butcher on EastEnders - is currently rushed off his feet rehearsing for the Strictly live shows with his professional dancer partner Ola Jordan.

But the source is quick to point out that if Adele does make him the baby’s godfather, the 40-year-old will make sure he has enough time to spoil the little tot.

The source explained: “Until he settles down with the right girl and has his own family Sid plans to lavish his friends’ and brother’s children with love."

Although Adele and Simon have been too busy with the pregnancy and the subsequent birth of their newborn to support the soap star at the live shows, they’ve been making sure they catch Sid’s dances on the TV.

Before his first performance, it was reported that Adele sent him a huge bunch of flowers and a card wishing him luck on the show.

Most recently they watched him dance the Tango to Here I Go Again from Rock Of Ages on Strictly Come Dancing’s movie week.

by Alison Potter

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