EastEnders star confirmed for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-up

13:22 25 August 2014

EastEnders star Jake Wood has been confirmed for the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing

EastEnders star Jake Wood has been confirmed for the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing

Archant

EastEnders favourite Jake Wood will be swapping Albert Square for sequinned shirts, fake tan and the ballroom after being announced for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Jake Wood confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-upJake Wood confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-up

BBC’s official Strictly Twitter page confirmed the news yesterday (Sunday).

@bbcstrictly tweeted: “Swapping the Square for Strictly, please welcome @mrjakedwood to our class of 2014!! @bbceastenders @BBCOne”

The Tewin-based actor plays Walford’s bed-hopping bad boy car salesman Max Branning in the BBC One soap.

The snake-hipped star will be competing against the likes of tennis ace Andy Murray’s mum Judy and Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge on the Saturday night show to be presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman this year.

Jake Wood confirms his appeared on the forthcoming series of Strictly Come DancingJake Wood confirms his appeared on the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing

Jake tweeted: “Yes it’s true, I’m joining #StrictlyComeDancing this year! Thanks for all your lovely comments. Let’s do this!”

And his wife, Alison Wood, took to Twitter to say: “Gonna be so proud to c the hubby dance”

Other twinkle-toed celebrities confirmed to appear in the hit BBC show so far are former TOWIE star Mark Wright, Blue singer Simon Webbe and Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker.

The SCD 2014 line-up also includes BAFTA-winning naturalist and Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall, former rugby international Thom Evans and This Morning presenter Alison Hammond.

Jake Wood is not the first celebrity from Hertfordshire to sign up for the popular dancing competition. He will be following in the ballroom footsteps of Welwyn Garden City’s Alesha Dixon and Lisa Snowdon.

Singer and now Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon waltzed off with the Strictly Glitterball prize in 2007.

Model and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon reached the contest’s final the following year.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

17:02

The mayor of Royston will host a charity golf day to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.

08:32
Music trio Ragged Staff

Its namesake may be a 17th century inn which once sat in a Bedfordshire village, but band Ragged Staff has its feet firmly placed in the 21st century.

08:30
For more information call Herts Aid on 01920 484784 or email admin@hertsaid.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Blood cancer patients and their carers will soon be able to receive support from a new group launched by blood cancer charity Leukaemia CARE.

Yesterday, 17:25
Services have been delayed due to a trespass incident at London King's Cross

There are currently delays of up to 15 minutes on the Great Northern line after a trespass incident at London King’s Cross.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition