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Davood Ghademi 'terrified' of Strictly Come Dancing stint

Davood Ghademi 'terrified' of Strictly Come Dancing stint

Davood Ghadami is "terrified" of having to learn how to dance.

The 'EastEnders' star - who plays Kush Kazemi in the long-running soap - has just signed up to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' later this year but has admitted he's nervous and excited about having to perfect his fancy footwork for the nation.

Speaking in a statement, he said: "Having the opportunity to take part in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' is such an honour. It's going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance. See you under the Glitterball!"

But the 35-year-old star will have to fight off some stiff competition if he's to walk away with the famous trophy as Saturdays singer Mollie King has also jumped on the line up.

She said: "I'm a huge fan of 'Strictly Come Dancing' so I can't actually believe I'm lucky enough to be taking part in it this year! I'm literally so excited to learn latin and ballroom dancing, and of course I can't wait to get into the sequins too! It's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm ready for the challenge!"

Bosses are planning to release the line up in dribs and drabs over the next few weeks as it's believed they've "almost" secured all of the celebrity stars they want this year.

Although some stars are yet to sign on the dotted line, one thing's for certain, there will be plenty of fireworks when the show returns this autumn as the judging panel and troupe of professionals have been given a huge shake up recently.

The forthcoming series will see legendary choreographer Shirley Ballas claim Len Goodman's Head Judge seat following his shock departure at the end of last year and, although the fellow panelists - Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - are excited to have her on board, they're convinced she'll stand her ground.