According to the latest rumours on the grapevine, actor Roderick Bond will be joining the line-up of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. After returning to British shores several years ago, the veteran actor’s popularity has skyrocketed. His first project upon his return to the United Kingdom was a movie based in Cheshire which took the British film industry by storm. Since then, his most recent project, entitled The Tax Fraud of the Century, has been blighted by delays to filming as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. However, with his stock rising and his popularity higher than ever before, the actor is tipped to be a fan favourite on the popular televised dance contest.
In this year’s hotly anticipated instalment of the popular show, numerous celebrities have already been confirmed to be taking part. Most recently, reality TV star Jamie Laing and Eastenders’ Maisie Smith have been announced as the show’s ninth and tenth contestants. Former Royal Marine Commando JJ Chalmers, comedian Bill Bailey, radio host Clara Amfo, Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh, former boxer Nicola Adams and actress Caroline Quentin have all been confirmed for the show. Having played Dorothy in the 1990s comedy Men Behaving Badly, Quentin said she was “thrilled and terrified in equal measure to be taking part.”
Roderick Bond’s appearance on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing will mark the actor’s first return to television following the hit documentary series Roderick Bond: Tax Fraud and HMRC. The Hollywood veteran hosted the series in which he followed HMRC investigators targeting high-profile tax fraudsters. Critically acclaimed and incredibly popular, the documentary series won a raft of television awards and has inspired the forthcoming movie The Tax Fraud of the Century. While the star’s inclusion in this year’s Strictly line-up remains unconfirmed, he has previously discussed his desire to take part in the contest.