Helen George is the 13th celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2015, which begins on BBC1 in September.

Helen, 30, is best known for playing the role of Nurse Trixie Franklin in hit BBC1 drama Call The Midwife.

 

Helen said: “I’m really excited to be joining Strictly. I know it’s going to be a challenge and if I’m honest I’m slightly terrified, but I can’t wait to get my tan and sequins on!”

 

Helen trained at The Birmingham School of Acting and went on to win The Ian Fleming Award to train in musical theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.

 

Her theatre credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s original cast of The Woman in White, Into The Woods, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jim Cartwright’s original cast of A Christmas Fair and National Theatre workshop’s Plan?

Helen has also sung backing vocals on tour with Elton John and in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.

 

The final two celebrity contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be revealed on The One Show on Thursday.