Holby City star Joe McFadden is the latest celebrity revealed to be taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Holby City star Joe McFadden is the latest celebrity revealed to be taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The Scottish actor, who portrays Raffaello ‘Raf’ di Lucca in the medical drama, is the sixth contestant to join the popular BBC dance competition.

Announcing the news, McFadden said: “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.”

He joins previously announced soap stars Gemma Atkinson and Davood Ghadami, TV host Ruth Langsford, singer Mollie King and former Communards star Rev Richard Coles.

The Glasgow-born actor has previously starred in Heartbeat, Take The High Road, The Crow Road and Sex, Chips & Rock ‘n’ Roll – as well as roles in the West End including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing will return to our screens later this year, but a date has not yet been confirmed.

In May it was revealed that Shirley Ballas will be taking over Len Goodman’s role as head judge following Len’s retirement last year.

The stars will battle it out for the coveted Glitterball trophy, which was lifted by BBC Sports presenter Ore Oduba last year.