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Jason Donovan aims for a return to the charts

JASON Donovan is aiming for a return to the charts after his success in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Neighbours star, who had a series of top 10 hits including his duet with Kylie Minogue on Especially For You, has carved out a career in West End musicals.

He said: "There is definitely talk of doing possibly a record next year but nothing is set in stone, but why not?

"Possibly an old school type of big band, sort of crooner record. I don't know."

Bookmakers have made the Australian a rank outsider to win this year's series of the BBC ballroom show, which climaxes with a final at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom, despite him scoring full marks with his Latin dance in the semi-finals.