Ex-‘Coronation Street’ star Georgia May Foote has been revealed as the latest celebrity to be taking part in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The 24 year old actress, who quit her role as Katy Armstrong in the ITV soap earlier in 2015 to pursue a career in Hollywood, will be focussing on Britain for the foreseeable future as she’s been confirmed as the fourth contestant in the annual BBC dancing competition.

Georgia May FooteGeorgia May Foote outside the BBC studios after confirming she'll be taking part in 'Strictly' 2015

Revealing the news as a guest on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning (August 13th), she said “I am so excited to be part of ‘Strictly’ 2015. It is something I have always wanted to take part in and now I just can’t wait to get started! I love dancing and I love a challenge so this is the perfect experience for me.”

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Asked about what she was most looking forward to, the Mancunian actress who played mother-of-one Katy Armstrong between 2010 and 2015 on ‘Corrie’ said: “I’m looking forward to learning dancing, learning different styles, the dresses. But none of us know yet who we’re partnered with. I haven’t got any preferences, I just want someone who will push me.”

Foote, who first appeared on British TV at the age of 13 in three episodes of ‘Conviction’ back in 2004, has also previously taken roles in ‘Grange Hill’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘This Is England ‘86’. She took to social media soon after the BBC reveal, tweeting excitedly: “So the secret is out. So excited to be part of @bbcstrictly 2015! Eeeek! Thanks for all your messages!”

She joins ‘EastEnders’ actress Kellie Bright, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and BBC presenter Jeremy Vine on the expanding cast of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2015. Last year’s edition was won by ‘Xtra Factor’ presenter Caroline Flack, who pipped The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge to the crown.

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