Strictly Come Dancing 2022: EastEnders star James Bye the latest to join BBC One show - full line-up

The EastEnders star follows suit of previous soap stars such as Kym Marsh and more

EastEnders star James Bye is the latest star to join Strictly Come Dancing, with his presence on BBC One only growing stronger.

Despite being born in Brighton, Bye has been a stalwart in Walford in recent years, with his character, Martin Fowler being embroiled in some high profile storylines.

Actor James Bye will take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

One of Martin’s most explosive storylines include the birth of Stacey’s son Archie. Martin believed Archie was his, but it came as the result of an affair. Martin had to have Stacey sectioned under the mental health act and on the way home, had a crash with Archie in the car. He then later adopted Archie.

It has now been just over a week since the official Strictly Come Dancing twitter started revealing celebrities for the upcoming season, with James following fellow soap stars such as Kym Marsh, who was one of the first to be announced.

On joining the show, he said: “I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes - in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot. There are some huge dance shoes to fill and it’s truly exciting to follow in the footsteps of some amazing EastEnders talent. I’d love to do everyone proud.”

Who is James Bye?

James Bye is an actor who assumed the role of Martin Fowler in 2014, He has been nominated for several British Soap awards, winning one for Best Storyline in 2016.

The 38-year-olds first foray into Television was in 2006 as he starred in The Bill as Tom Burrows.

It wasn’t until 2013 until Bye had a solid role, after some minor, uncredited roles in the years after his The Bill performance, as he portrayed the role of John Daly in The Great Train Robbery for two episodes before landing his EastEnders role.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up

  • Will Mellor
  • Kym Marsh
  • Richie Anderson
  • Kaye Adams
  • Jayde Adams
  • Ellie Simmonds
  • Tyler West
  • Matt Goss
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Molly Rainford
  • Tony Adams
  • Fleur East
  • Hamza Yassin