Top BBC soap star confirmed as contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2022

The official BBC image for Strictly Come Dancing 2022. Credit: [email protected]

Stage and screen actor James Bye, best known as Martin Fowler on BBC soap EastEnders has been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

 

James Bye, the stage and screen actor has been confirmed by BBC bosses today, Friday, August 12, as the next contestant confirmed for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing. He is best known for playing the character of Martin Fowler on the long-running soap, EastEnders.

“I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact, my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing, but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot. There are some huge dance shoes to fill and it’s truly exciting to follow in the footsteps of some amazing EastEnders talent. I’d love to do everyone proud”, said James.

Since 2014, James has played the iconic role of Martin Fowler in the BBC’s multi-award-winning soap. He has been nominated for several British Soap awards, winning one for Best Storyline in 2016.

He previously had roles in the BBC One mini-series The Great Train Robbery, and films including Hummingbird, The Hooligan Factory, and Cemetery Junction. On stage, James has starred in several well-reviewed theatre productions.

James joins the lineup of Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor, Mollie Rainford, Tony Adams, Fleur East and Hamza Yassin, as the celebs already confirmed so far for this year’s show.

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