Key 103's Gemma Atkinson lined-up for Strictly

Gemma Atkinson

STRICTLY COME DANCING'S latest contestant Gemma Arterton isn't bothered by the glitz and glam of the contest - but she's getting panicky about the thought of being dropped on the deck by her partner.

Davood's spot on the show was announced by the BBC in a tweet on Tuesday which read: 'Swapping Walford for the Waltz, @bbceastenders @DavoodGhadami steps into #Strictly 2017!

'I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can't quite believe my dream has come true!

"I did disco dancing from the age of nine to ten but that was kind of cartwheels across the floor, eat my pic "n" mix and go home".

Actor Davood Ghadami became the next name to be officially revealed on the Strictly line up by the BBC. "I'm looking forward to just learning to dance as it's out of my comfort zone". See you under the Glitterball!'

Ruth was confirmed as the third hopeful joining the line-up on Wednesday's episode of This Morning.

She confessed that she would love to make it to the Strictly final, adding: "My aim it's just to not go out first, I would love to go to the final, absolutely".

She claimed: "I've never been asked before but it would be really great to learn how to dance".

"Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done".

'It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!'

Gemma is best known for her four-year stint in 'Hollyoaks', playing Lisa Hunter, and last year joined 'Emmerdale' in the role of Carly Hope, which bagged her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards.

Gemma confirmed the news on the BBC Strictly Instagram page, saying: "Finally, I don't have to lie anymore- I'm doing Strictly Come Dancing 2017!".

Strictly Come Dancing starts later year in September on BBC One.

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