Joe McFadden confirmed as Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestant

Joe McFadden is the sixth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

Strictly’s social media presence revealed the Scottish actor’s participation today (12 August).

“Strictly is one of the biggest, most entertaining shows on TV and being asked to be part of it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’m thrilled and terrified about in equal measures!” – Joe McFadden

Joe is best-known for playing the role of Raffaello ‘Raf’ di Lucca in BBC One medical drama Holby City and PC Joe Mason in 60s-set ITV cop drama Heartbeat. His other credits include Take the High Road and Sex, Chips & Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Glasgow-born Joe also has a background in theatre appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Rent in London’s West End.

Joe joins Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford , Davood Ghadami and Mollie King in the Strictly 2017 line-up. More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.