The 53-year-old raised eyebrows when she showcased her newly-svelte body on last Christmas's one-off Strictly Come Dancing festive special.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, BBC bosses are hoping she will be in the mix for the 10th series, which will be going head to head with ITV’s The X Factor.
Question marks hang over the future success of the X Factor which has lost big-hitters Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue from its judging panel.
A friend of Miss Britton apparently told the Mail: "Fern is very, very keen to appear on Strictly."
Britton’s afternoon Channel 4 chat show was axed just days ago after its audience plummeted to less than a million.