DAVOOD Ghadami is known for his starring role in EastEnders on the BBC as hunky market trader Kush Kazmemi.
But now he’s strutting his stuff on the Strictly dancefloor- here’s what we know about the actor…
Who is Davood Ghadami? What is his background?
Davood Ghadami was born in 1982 and is a British actor.
He was born and raised in Harlow in Essex.
In 2014, Davood joined the cast of EastEnders as market trader Kush Kazemi for which he won Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards.
He has tackled a number of big storylines during his time in Walford – including a big wedding and heartbreaking scenes when his unborn baby died in wife Shabnam’s womb.
What else has Davood Ghadami been in?
Before EastEnders Davood was best known as series regular Duncan Clark in Taggart.
He has also starred in TV shows Life’s Too Short, Law & Order, Skins Redux, Doctor Who, Top Boy, Fast Freddie, Silent Witness, Criminal Justice and Spooks.
Davood has also starred in many films, including John Carter, Shop Girl, Red Mercury, Extraordinary Rendition and Survivor directed.
He is also known for his theatre work and most recently played Amir in 13 at The National.
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2017 on and who are the judges?
Strictly Come Dancing launched on September 9 on BBC One, with the live shows kicking off on September 23.
Strictly always airs on BBC One in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time.
There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November.
This year sees a new judging lineup after head judge Len Goodman retired.