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He made the announcement today (August 25) live on BBC Breakfast.
Backshall won two BAFTAs in 2011, including Best Children's Television Presenter, and is best known for presenting Cbbc's flagship wildlife programme Deadly 60 and spin-off Deadly Pole to Pole. He is also a published author.
His career has seen him confront some of nature's most terrifying creatures, including diving with great white sharks, catching a king cobra and being bitten by crocodiles.
"I think Strictly Come Dancing is going to be my wildest challenge by far!"
BBC One's Tumble was seen by an average audience of 3.31 million (21%) on Saturday evening (August 23).
The BBC gymnastics show narrowly improved on last week's average of 3.30 million, as Emma Samms became the second celebrity to exit the show.
As previously reported, the return of Doctor Who was the highest-rated show of the evening by some distance, entertaining 6.79 million (32.5%) at 7.50pm.
The feature-length episode, which marked the full debut of Peter Capaldi as the new Time Lord, peaked with an audience of 6.96 million at 8.45pm.
Celebrity Big Brother continued to do well for Channel 5, with 1.43 million tuning in to the latest episode.
Channel 5's evening began with 791k (4.4%) for The Abba Years at 7.10pm, »
The actor, who has played notorious womaniser Max Branning in the BBC soap for eight years, is the eighth contestant to be announced for this year's competition.
Wood, who is married with two children, said that he was doing the show for all of the dads out there.
"I'm really relishing the prospect of hitting the Strictly dance floor this year," he said.
"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!"
Max is currently heavily involved in the Lucy Beale murder investigation storyline.
Previous high-profile storylines include his affair »
The actress, Zoe Hanna in the medical drama, joins previously announced female stars including The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge, Andy Murray's mum Judy Murray and This Morning showbiz presenter Alison Hammond.
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 23, 2014
Sarker, who has also appeared in Doctor Who and Brookside, commented: "I don't quite know what I've let myself in for... I'm in total denial! But the chance to swap my stethoscope for sequins was just too tempting. I am very excited to be part of the Strictly team!"
Casualty producer Erika Hossington previously told Digital Spy that the actress would take a break from the long-running BBC One show. She will make her temporary on-screen exit in tonight's episode (August 23).
Last night, »
Williams will play Princess Claude, the royal daughter of Catherine de Medici and the deceased King Henry and sister to the newly crowned King Francis.
According to The CW, “Claude is a glorious troublemaker who sees other women primarily as competition, and delights in making one woman’s life a living hell: her mother’s.” Does this mean the conniving Catherine has finally met her match?
- Nina Terrero
ITV has confirmed more details about The Job Lot's second series.
"It's great to welcome back the brilliantly beleaguered workers and job seekers of the Brownall Job Centre - and this time round with some excellent guest stars, who'll be joining our regular ensemble comedy cast, »
As we draw ever closer to D(eep Breath)-Day the tension is getting to the point you could cut it with the sharp edge of Tegan’s tongue. And as always the drips of praise and information keep falling, this time from Hermione Norris, star of Spooks, Wire in the Blood, Casualty, Heartbeat, The Bill and Kingdom,
Detective Sam Cross (Wakefield) never got the chance for revenge. Twenty years ago, her sister became the last victim of serial child killer Edward Jansen, moments before he was shot dead by a police Swat team. But now, decades later, he’s back. Luke Denham (Horn) is a normal guy living a normal life until he wakes up one morning to find a mutilated corpse in his bathroom. When the police find Jansen’s DNA all over the crime scene, Luke and Sam are thrown together on a mission to uncover the truth and stop the long-dead psychopath who stalks and taunts them…
- Phil Wheat
The confirmed ensemble cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Rufus Jones, Michele Austin, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Forsyth, Lolita Chakrabarti, and Richard Glover, alongside whom casting director Lucy Bevan has assembled a cast of newcomers for the younger stars.
Simona Brown (represented by Iag) plays Gaia Bawden. Simona appeared as Kim in acclaimed BBC Three docudrama Murdered By My Boyfriend, played Jazz in Cbbc series Wizards vs Aliens, and earlier this year filmed on Big Talk feature film Man Up.
15 year old Welsh actor Joe Hurst (represented by On It Artists) plays Andrew 'Arf' Price. »
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Other guest stars for future episodes of the new season are Emmett Scanlan (The Fall, In The Flesh, Hollyoaks), Ben Peel (The Fall), Gillian Kearney (Casualty, Brookside) and Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks).
Devised by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers' Wives), the series was Channel 5's first original drama for eight years. Working without a traditional script, the cast improvise their dialogue and actions based on a detailed plot synopsis.
The second series of Suspects will be comprised of five additional episodes, »
The Blue singer will play a man who suffers severe burns after a teenager sets off a flare, reports The Mirror.
"It's really exciting to be filming with Casualty again," he said, "I'm a big fan of the show, and I enjoyed myself so much last time it was an easy decision to return.
"It's been a pleasure working with Georgia and the whole team in Cardiff."
He said: "I have had a life-long dream to be in EastEnders, I can see myself playing Mick Carter's long-lost cousin or something like that.
"I have always wanted to play a villain; it's a role I could really see »
The World Cup game between Brazil and the Netherlands was caught by more than 9 million viewers on ITV yesterday (July 12), according to overnight figures.
The third place playoff - in which the Dutch convincingly beat the hosts 3-0 - averaged 7.3m (38.3%) from 8.30pm, but peaked towards the end of the match, as 9.09m (48.2%) tuned in at 10.30pm.
On BBC One, Casualty took 3.82m (19.2%) from 8.30pm. Later, an airing of the first Pirates of the Caribbean film was watched by 1.54m (9.5%).
The latest Big Brother was seen by 872k (4.2%) on Channel 5 from 9pm.
Preceding it was MH370: The Flight That Vanished with 596k (3.3%). 10pm's The Trial of Gillian Taylforth »
Watership Down is being developed into a new BBC TV animated series.
The new series is expected to air in a family-friendly timeslot on BBC One, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Richard Adam's 1972 novel follows a group of rabbits who are forced to leave their warren and find new dwellings.
It was later adapted into a children's TV series on Citv, running for 39 episodes from 1999 to 2001. It featured the likes of Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall, Phil Jupitus, Jane Horrocks, Dawn French and Stephen Mangan. »
Lucy will star in an episode that takes on the premise of a murder mystery.
According to the Radio Times, he will play "a loveable rogue, born charmer and conman who exists very much on the wrong side of the tracks".
He recently confirmed that he is getting married to Natasha Gray, his partner of ten years. The couple have two children together.
Amazon Studios are continuing their move to strengthen their slate of original programming, with the production of a new comedy pilot – Red Oaks. Directed by David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche), and written by Gregory Jacobs (Criminal) and Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill), Red Oaks has now added actor Craig Roberts to its cast in the lead role.
Focusing on a 20 year-old man named David Myers (Roberts), the story sees him land a job as an assistant tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club, which is predominantly Jewish. As he tries to get to grips with his new situation, he must also figure out what kind of life he wants to lead. Roberts joins a cast that already includes Jennifer Grey, Paul Reiser and Richard Kind.
- Sarah Myles
Some actors can't escape the thin blue line, repeatedly turning up on screen as sergeant this and detective that. For Sherlock and Casualty's Loo Brealey, it's the long white coat (on television at least - in real life Brealey's also a fab playwright and journalist). After playing staff nurse Roxanne Bird in Casualty, the actress went on to play pathologist Molly Hooper in Sherlock, the role for which she's currently best known.
Next for Brealey is the role of a trailblazing Victorian doctor in Ripper Street series three. Brealey told the Radio Times, "I’m playing one of the first women doctors. I’m really excited because I did history at university and I love a bit of research. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson blazed the trail in the 1870s and in the »
12 year old Emilia Jones (represented by Arg Talent) plays Lottie. Emilia was Alice in Channel 4's Utopia and played Young Fiona in Shrek in the West End. She is currently filming alongside Michael Caine in Italian feature film The Early Years.
Bobby Smalldridge (represented by the Sylvia Young Agency) played Small Boy in Billy Eliot in the West End and has filmed episodes of Miss Marple, Casualty and Topsy and Tim. He played the part of Samuel in the 2011 film, Foster with Ioan Gruffudd and Toni Collette.
The film also introduces newcomer Harriet Turnbull as Jenni, the youngest McLeod.
The dysfunctional McLeod family venture »
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So Edgar Wright won’t direct Ant-Man for Marvel after years of developing it with them. Let’s mourn the lost potential and, since he already made a superhero comic book film with Scott Pilgrim, celebrate his freedom to go make something independent of a well-established universe. Since we’re already doing one or the other (or a little bit of both), we might as well amplify the efforts now that Drew Goddard won’t be running the new Daredevil for Netflix. Latino-Review broke the news on the heels of Wright’s exit that the absurdly tall Cabin in the Woods writer/director will slide away from showrunner status to become a consultant for the blind superhero’s new adventures. Taking his place, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Goddard focuses all of his energy on Sony’s Sinister Six. It would be reactionary and not at all »
- Scott Beggs
The stars of the small screen gathered in London tonight for the 2014 BAFTA Television Awards, with ITV’s Broadchurch the big winner, taking home Best Drama, Best Supporting Actor (David Bradley) and Best Actress (Olivia Colman), while Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and The It Crowd were both the recipients of two gongs apiece. Check out a full list of nominess, with the winners highlighted in bold….
- Gary Collinson
Broadchurch was the big winner with three awards at UK TV's most glamorous event, and this is how Stuart Heritage saw the action unfold
Anyway, thats that for this evening. Were the winners worthy? Some of them. Do the Baftas change anything? Not really? How weird was it for me to not just look up who won an hour before any of this started? Extremely.
Still, thanks a lot for joining in. You really are the best. If youd like to follow me on Twitter, Im @StuHeritage, but youre not missing out on much if you dont. Thanks everyone.
Walters' speech is all about how someone in the press thought »
- Stuart Heritage
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