东区人’ James Bye dropped HUGE clue he would do Strictly 2 几年前

EASTENDERS star James Bye hinted he could do Strictly Come Dancing two years ago.

演员, best known for playing Martin Fowler, admitted he was keen to do the show after seeing his co-stars Jake Wood Davood Ghadami take to the dance floor.

James Bye spoke about doing Strictly two years ago

James Bye spoke about doing Strictly two years ago
The actor is best known for his role as Martin

The actor is best known for his role as Martin信用: 英国广播公司

Speaking to Lorraine back in 2020, 他说: “Would I consider [严格的] 是的, my friend Davood did it but I’m not as fit as he is. I’ve got rickety old knees, it looks fun.”

今天, the 38-year-old was the 14th and final contestant confirmed for the upcoming 20th series of Strictly.

The actor was unveiled live on ITV’s Good Morning Britain outside the BBC soap’s fictional Walford East tube station.

He admitted he had known forquite a long timebut the news hadstill not really sunk inand that he wasreally nervous”.

Speaking about his wife Victoria, 他加了: “She is really supportive. She is always really supportive of everything I do.

We talked it all through. It is a decision we have made together.

I think she is going to be part of the team. I think she is going to teach me more than the dancers, to be honest. She knows what she is doing.

He also reflected on the advice fellow EastEnders actor Jake Wood had offered him, after he appeared on the show in 2014.

He has been really helpful,” 他说.

He has given me some key pointers for when it is really hard, when it kicks in. A lot of eating, keeping relaxed when you can.

‘Just enjoy it ‘was the main thing. Just go and have the best time you can.

After the news was announced, James said in a statement: “I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – 实际上, 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.

He joins a line-up that includes singer Fleur East, Ted Lasso star Ellie Taylor, Bros singer Matt Goss, Kiss radio host Tyler West, Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh and more.

The last series of Strictly was won by fellow EastEnders star 罗斯·艾林-埃利斯 with professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

James spoke about doing the show in an interview on Lorraine in 2020

James spoke about doing the show in an interview on Lorraine in 2020