Who is Charles Venn? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant and Casualty star

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Strictly Come Dancing is back! The BBC has revealed that Charles Venn will be stepping out on the dancefloor this year – get to know him a little better.

Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Charles Venn was named as the final male celebrity to be taking part in Strictly on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, August 21.

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Age: 45

Occupation: Actor

Best known for: Charles is currently starring as Jacob Masters in Casualty, which along with its sister show Holby City has provided some top Strictly stars over the years.

Previous contestants from the two dramas have included Patrick Robinson, Tom Chambers, Sunetra Sarker, Chizzy Akudolu, and of course last year’s winner, Joe McFadden, so Charles is sure to have plenty of people to ask for dancing advice.

Before Casualty, Charles has also had some other high-profile roles. He played Ray Dixon in EastEnders, Curtis Alexander in Dream Team and Tremaine Gidigbi in Footballers’ Wives.

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He said: “It truly is a pleasure to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. To be associated with a show that has such a huge following excites and scares me in equal measure! Dancing on Strictly is going to be quite a challenge but life’s all about testing yourself so there’s lots to look forward to. Let the games begin!”

Strictly partner: Karen Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in September.

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