Steve Backshall to compete on Strictly Come Dancing

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He's most famous for tackling the deadliest creatures on the planet but now he'll have to get to grips with some tricky dance moves.

Deadly 60's Steve Backshall has revealed he will be a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

He'll join other competitors including Mark Wright from The Only Way is Essex, Blue singer Simon Webbe, former rugby star Thom Evans, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond, Judy Murray and The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge to battle it out for the glitter ball trophy.

He says he's looking forward to the new challenge.