The latest Strictly star to be announced is very underwhelming

Carly and Marlon

Carly and Marlon

He says: "It was an easy decision to make because I think it's obvious to anyone who knows me that a major dance talent is waiting to be discovered". He has continued a sideline broadcasting career, hosting Radio 4's Saturday Live and BBC's The Big Painting Challenge alongside Mariella Frostrup.

"I'm beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and latin dancing and taking on this new challenge".

The latest Strictly announcement comes after Gemma Atkinson was confirmed as the fourth celebrity to be taking part in the latest series of the dancing show on BBC Breakfast yesterday. In other reality TV news, he finished fifth on Celebrity MasterChef previous year.

On Monday, Mollie King became the very first name officially confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up. See you under the Glitterball!'

Host of ITV's This Morning and regular Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford was the third confirmed celeb.

Speaking about how he is preparing for the show he said: "I've cut down on pork pies".

And Gemma and Davood will be swapping scripts for dance lessons in no time.

"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".

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

Bosses are planning to release the line up in dribs and drabs over the next few weeks as it's believed they've "almost" secured all of the celebrity stars they want this year.

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

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