Melvin Odoom joins Strictly Come Dancing

Melvin Odoom joins Strictly Come Dancing

Melvin Odoom has signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 36-year-old DJ-and-presenter is the latest celebrity to be added to the BBC One ballroom show's lineup and can't wait to get stuck in.

He said: "I'm really looking forward to learning all the new routines, working with the professional dancers, meeting the other contestants, the whole experience to be honest."

The former 'The Xtra Factor' co-host has already been getting himself in shape ready to tackle the notoriously intense training sessions by cutting back on sweet treats, which he's found a challenge as he really misses eating cake, and he's also been hitting the gym to get his body in shape.

He said: "I have been going to the gym more and running to up my fitness levels. I have cut down on certain foods and drink ... I miss cake so much."

Meanwhile, the hunky star is hoping to sweep the lucky professional dancer he is paired with "off their feet" with his "sexy" Salsa moves.

He quipped: "I have always thought I was a lively, cool and sexy

dancer and I've always wanted to be that guy who swept someone of their feet with some cool Salsa moves."

Melvin joins previously announced contestants Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Ed Balls and sport presenter Ore Oduba.

Former MP Ed doesn't seem to be full of confidence and has admitted he's "scared to death" about the venture.

He said recently: "I'd like to say I'm just really excited about

learning to dance on TV, but the truth is I'm also scared to death.

"Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this, but hopefully I can stick around for a couple of weeks, and have a lot of fun in the process."

Whereas pop star Will has always seen himself winning the glitter trophy.

He said: "As a fan of 'Strictly...' for years, I have always imagined

myself on the show, but the timing has not been right... until now!"