Soap stars Jake Wood and Sunetra Sarker sign up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014

The EastEnders and Casualty stars are the latest contestants revealed for this year's series

Strictly Come Dancing’s line-up continues to impress for 2014 as EastEnders star Jake Wood and Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker are added. 


Wood is best-known for playing Enders bad boy Max Branning, who does more womanizing than dancing around Albert Square. How Branning would feel about those sequins…

Luckily, Wood seems more up for it. 

“I’m really relishing the prospect of hitting the Strictly dance floor this year,” he says adding, “I’m doing it for all the dads out there – and you never know, there’s always a chance of being the first Walford resident to take home the glitterball… bring it on!”

Sarker has had roles in Doctor Who, Brookside and No Angels but is probably best-known for her part as Dr Zoe Hanna in Casualty. 

“I don’t quite know what I’ve let myself in for… I’m in total denial,” she says. “But the chance to swap my stethoscope for sequins was just too tempting. I am very excited to be part of the Strictly team.”

That’s eight contestants now ready and raring to go with Judy Murray, Simon Webbe, Thom Evans, Mark Wright, Frankie Bridge and Alison Hammond also confirmed. 


Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 soon