Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas addresses rumours he’s joining Strictly Come Dancing 2022

Adam Thomas has addressed claims that he is reportedly the first celebrity to sign up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

It was reported earlier this week that the former Emmerdale star, 33, was allegedly set to appear on the 20th series of the BBC’s hit dance show when it returns this autumn.

However, Adam has since addressed the claims and he released a statement to his Instagram Story on Tuesday 17 May, saying: "As much as I'd love this to be true!!… unfortunately it's not haha" with a laughing emoji.

It comes after a source told The Sun : "Adam has got what it takes to win and is already practising his moves. And he’s got a big female fanbase. This has been a little while in the making but it’s happening this year."

OK! contacted representatives for Adam Thomas and the BBC for comment at the time.

Adam, who is the brother of Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, previously played Adam Barton on Emmerdale before he left the soap in January 2018.

The soap star came third as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! while he was still acting on Emmerdale.

After leaving the soap in 2018, Adam was then announced as a host on I’m a Celeb’s spin off show Extra Camp in 2019.

Adam is married to wife Caroline Daly, who works as a dance teacher. The couple share two children – Teddy, seven, and Elsie-Rose, three.

The star also appeared in Waterloo Road as a teenager, something which his brother’s wife-to-be Lucy Mecklenburgh was shocked to discover.

The former TOWIE star was surprised to discover that she had a family connection to the 00s TV show.

Lucy previously shared how she never realised her fiancé Ryan's brother Adam was in BBC drama Waterloo Road, despite being a huge fan.

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The former TOWIE star is engaged to Adam's actor brother Ryan, who’s best known for playing Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street between 2000 and 2016.

Sharing her excitement at the Waterloo Road revival and surprise at discovering she actually had a family connection to the show, Lucy posted a throwback photos from the show, writing: “It’s back!!!!! I was such a Waterloo Road fan. I never actually realised Donte was @adamthomas21. So excited for this!”

It’s safe to say that the Thomas family are quite the showbiz family as, alongside actors Ryan and Adam in the family, their brother Scott Thomas also appeared on Love Island in 2016. Meanwhile, Ryan's daughter Scarlett is set to make her acting debut in the new series of Waterloo Road alongside her uncle Adam.

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