Speaking about the news, he said: ‘The opportunity to be the first contestant with a disability to take part in Strictly’s main show was too good to turn down.

‘I’ve got no previous dance history outside of the occasional worm at a mate’s party and I know this will be a challenge and a new experience.

‘I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.’

Good luck Jonnie – we will be voting for you!!