James, 38, will be competing in the 20th series of Strictly Come Dancing. James posted on his Instagram regarding the Strictly announcement: “This has been so hard to keep a secret but it’s such a relief to be able to finally reveal that I will be smashing around the ballroom in this years Strictly. “I feel so honoured to be part of such an amazing show and incredible group of people and I can’t wait to get started!
“Some big shoes to fill but hopefully I can do my family back in Walford proud. Wish me luck!”
The actor plays Martin Fowler on the famous BBC One soap opera, EastEnders.
James lives in London with his wife Victoria and their three children.
The EastEnders star often shares photos of his home and his DIY attempts on Instagram account.
James, who goes by @jimmybye on Instagram, can be seen dancing with his family in a video from January.
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The kitchen appears to have an island with white marble worktops and a sink with black, matte taps.
Behind James, there is a dark green feature wall with a single wooden shelf on it.
The shelf has a plethora of houseplants, vases, candles and artwork on it.
The kitchen also has a marble splashback and pale green kitchen cabinets.
Strictly Come Dancing’s launch show airs on September 23 from 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.