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Chizzy Akudolu joins Strictly

Fans are in for more of a treat as former HOLBY CITY actress Chizzy Akudolu has been signed up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

She joins HOLBY CITY’s Joe McFadden and former CASUALTY star Gemma Atkinson who have already been announced as contestants on the show.

Chizzy says: “When I was 13, I made the finals of a disco dancing competition once but there was this amazing girl who exploded onto the stage with a gorgeous sequined costume, throwing glitter everywhere… I knew it was game over for me. That was then, this is now and this is my chance to have even more sequins!”

Andrea Chizoba ‘Chizzy’ Akudolu is an actress, best-known for playing heart surgeon Mo Effanga, in the medical drama. Chizzy joined the cast in 2012 and hung up her stethoscope in June after five years.

During her time on the show, Chizzy won the award for Best Newcomer at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video and Screen Awards as well as Best Actress in the same year at the BEFFTA Awards. She was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards.

Chizzy’s background is in comedy acting and she is also a writer and producer; her other TV appearances include The Inbetweeners, EastEnders, Silent Witness, Hollyoaks and Twenty Twelve.

Earlier this year, Chizzy took part in BBC One’s Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief with a duo from Casualty. The trio performed Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and were runners up.

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