Strictly Come Dancing is reportedly set to have its first all-female couple for the first time when the series returns later this year.
Actress Gillian Anderson and singer Jessie J are rumoured to be in the running to make up one half of a same-sex pairing.
This comes have rumours suggested that Johannes Radebe would be coupled up with a male celebrity.
However, it has now been reported that bosses believe that that idea is "too predictable".
An insider told The Sun : "Obviously ‘diversity’ is the key word in television today and, of course, Strictly wants to be progressive.
“The plan is to have a same-sex couple, and two women. Dancing On Ice featured two men, so it would be good to offer something different and keep pushing boundaries.
“While Johannes would love to dance with a guy, that would almost be too predictable."
They added that all of the pros would be happy to partnered with someone of the same gender.
Mirror TV has contacted Strictly for comment.
Last year, Johannes and Graziano di Prima danced together for the first same-sex couple routine in the series' 15-year history.
The dance received 189 Ofcom complaints, but the BBC stood by the routine and said that it was "an inclusive show".
Strictly have already run into trouble as they try to sort out how the show will work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bosses are considering a raft of measures to make the show safe under new government guidlines.
The beeb's Director of Content Charlotte Moore, told The Sunday Times measures being considered include coronavirus tests and glass screens.
They are also toying with the idea of quarantining the dancing couples together - meaning they would isolate together without seeing their families for the duration of the run.
*Strictly Come Dancing returns in the autumn on BBC One