Will is best known for his many acting roles over the past three decades including Broadchurch and Hollyoaks.
After signing up for the milestone 20th series of Strictly, he told the BBC: “I’m honestly so chuffed to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year.
“Not going to lie, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about.”
The other contestants for Strictly Come Dancing, which airs later this year, are yet to be announced.
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