Strictly winner and Casualty fave Tom Chambers joining Emmerdale

He's set to cause a stir

Emmerdale is to welcome a very familiar face from the telly box in coming weeks.

Strictly Come Dancing winner and former Casualty favourite Tom Chambers is joining the soap.

Tom won Strictly in 2008 (Credit: BBC)

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He will play Clive, fiancé of the recently returned Leyla Harding.

Tom will turn up in the village later this month, with his appearance causing something of a ruckus (course it will).

He is set to stick around for a few weeks (at this stage).

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Leyla has returned an engaged woman (Credit: BBC)

The actor is well used to the pressures of working on a long-running serial drama, having spent 11 years playing medic Sam Strachan.

Tom was a regular on Casualty (Credit: BBC)

The doctor had something of a reputation as a Lothario, stringing various female colleagues along and fathering a child with his boss Connie Beauchamp.

Sam loved women… a lot of women! (Credit: BBC)

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He left Holby Hospital in 2008 – the year Tom won Strictly Come Dancing with partner Camilla Dallerup.

Tom is used to the long hours on a serial drama (Credit: BBC)

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