EastEnders star Davood Ghadami joins Strictly Come Dancing
EastEnders star Davood Ghadami is the latest name to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The actor, who plays Kush Kazemi in the soap, was first revealed to be joining the celebrity dancing competition by The Sun.
A source said: “Davood is this year’s heartthrob and bosses are delighted he’s signed up.
“Soap stars, particularly from EastEnders, have done really well on the show previously.
“Producers are keen for him to get his kit off and get the audience’s pulses racing a bit.”
The BBC confirmed the signing later this morning in an official Tweet.
— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 8, 2017
Davood is the latest in a long line of EastEnders stars appearing in the programme, including Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), Jake Wood (Max Branning) and 2015 runner-up Kellie Bright (Linda Carter).
Unfortunately, Eastenders‘ Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) was voted off the show in the second week in 2016.
Ghadami is the second of this year’s contestants in the race for the Glitterball trophy, after The Saturdays singer Mollie King confirmed she would be taking part.
She said: “I’m a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can’t actually believe I’m lucky enough to be taking part in it this year!
“I’m literally so excited to learn Latin and ballroom dancing, and of course I can’t wait to get into the sequins too! It’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m ready for the challenge!”
King follows in the footsteps of bandmate Frankie Bridge, who achieved Runner Up in 2014.