The Casualty star is the fourteenth celeb to be announced by the beeb.
The news was revealed this morning (Tuesday 21st August) on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
“It truly is a pleasure to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, to be associated with a show that has such a huge following excites and scares me in equal measure!” – Charles Venn
Formerly known by his stage name of Chucky, Charles is an actor known for his starring roles in Casualty (BBC One) as nurse Jacob Masters, in EastEnders (BBC One) as Ray Dixon, in Dream Team (Sky One) as Curtis Alexander and Footballers’ Wives (ITV) as Tremaine Gidigbi.
This year’s line-up also includes Lauren Steadman, Lee Ryan, Seann Walsh, Kate Silverton, Ashley Roberts, Stacey Dooley, Dr Ranj Singh, Graeme Swann, Vick Hope, Joe Sugg, Danny John-Jules, Faye Tozer and Katie Piper.
“Dancing on Strictly is going to be quite a challenge but life’s all about testing yourself so there’s lots to look forward to, let the games begin..!” – Charles Venn