Waltzing in from Walford. Welcome actress Emma Barton!
EastEnders star Emma Barton best known for playing Honey Mitchell in BBC One’s flagship drama is is our third celebrity of 2019.
Emma said: “As possibly one of the biggest Strictly fans on the planet, I still can’t believe this is happening. I’m very much a dance around your handbag kinda girl, but now I've been given this wonderful opportunity to learn all the different styles of dancing from the very best in the business. So, I’m whipping off Honey's ‘Minute Mart’ tabard and diving right in to all the glitter and sparkle. From Albert Square to the Strictly dance floor - I just can’t wait!”
Emma joined the soap in 2005 before leaving in 2008, returning briefly in 2014, and returning full-time in 2015. She has also appeared on several other TV series including You, Them, Doctors, Secret History and Spooks & Me. In addition to her screen credits, Emma is also an accomplished stage actress, with theatre credits including: Roxie Hart in Chicago, Dolly in the National Theatre’s production of One Man Two Guvnors; Vera in Doctor in the House; Lily in Annie; Marty in Grease; Eileen in Over the Moon.
Emma is a proud patron of Down’s Syndrome Association and Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, and recently ran the London Marathon as one of Dame Barbara Windsor’s ‘Revolutionaries’, in aid of Dementia Revolution.
She joins David James and Chris Ramsey in the class of 2019. What do you think of our line-up so far? Let us know below. And keep up to date on all our Strictly reveal news on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.