EastEnders bad boy Jake Wood is latest name to join Strictly line-up

Published Sunday, Aug 24 2014, 17:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
EastEnders star Jake Wood has become the latest celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

The actor, 42, is the eighth contestant to be announced for this year's competition.

EastEnders Max Branning played by Jake Wood


Married dad-of-two Jake, who plays bad boy Max Branning in the BBC soap, says he is doing it for the dads!

He reveals: "I'm really relishing the prospect of hitting the Strictly dance floor this year.

"I'm doing it for all the dads out there and you never know, there's always a chance of being the first Walford resident to take home the Glitterball. Bring it on!"

Guilty crush Jake will follow in the footsteps of his on-screen brother Scott Maslen, who came fourth in 2010.

Mark Wright at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, 07/03/2014


Jake joins an already stellar line-up so far, including reality TV star and DJ Mark Wright who was announced on Friday.

Also confirmed are The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, tennis coach - and Andy's mum! - Judy Murray, TV presenter Alison Hammond, ex-rugby player Thom Evans, Blue's Simon Webbe and Casualty star Sunetra Sarker.

So far, we think it's the sexiest cast yet! Can't wait until it starts in September!

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