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Patrick Signed up for Strictly

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Patrick joins Strictly
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CASUALTY favourite Patrick Robinson has been lined up to appear in this series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Patrick, who returned to the medical drama earlier this year as Locum Consultant Ash will take part in the 15-strong line up when it starts on 7th September.

Other contestants include singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hollyoaks actor Ashley Taylor Dawson, actress Fiona Fullerton, rugby star Ben Cohen, Waterloo Road star Mark Benton and former Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede.

The first episode will pair up the celebrities with their professional dancing partners, with the live shows beginning after a few weeks’ rehearsal.

Patrick has some previous dance experience having taken part in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief 2009 where he performed a routine based on Riverdance. However judging by his enthusiasm for performing Patrick could quite well be a contender for the top spot in this year’s show “I learned historical dance at drama school and I’ll try my hand at anything, I’ll dance for dancing’s sake. I love funky soul stuff but I’ll get up to dance when no-one else is. If the music hits me, I’m off.”

Patrick joins a group of Casualty and Holby City cast that have graced the Strictly ballroom which is now in it’s 11th series; previous contestants have included Verona Joseph, Sarah Manners, Jaye Jacobs, Patsy Kensit, Laila Rouass, Craig Kelly, Georgina Bouzova, Will Thorp and most notably Tom Chambers, who won Series 6.

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