What is Joe McFadden up to since Strictly?

What is Joe McFadden up to since Strictly?
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Joe set to star in The House on Cold Hill

Joe will be making a return to the stage after it has been announced he will be starring as Ollie Harcourt in the stage adaption of Peter James’ novel, The House on Cold Hill. Joe will be starring alongside actress Rita Simons.

Joe seems to be very excited about his new role: "It's a real honour to be entrusted with the character of Ollie and the words of skilled wordsmith, Peter James. He's created a story that is both chilling and an interesting portrayal of modern family life and will definitely make you think twice about buying that sprawling dream pad in the country!"

The play is due to start it’s UK tour in January 2019 kicking off in Dartford. See the link below to see if Joe will be performing in a theatre near you.

You can view the chilling trailer and book tickets at your local theatre here.

The real reason Joe didn’t appear on the Strictly launch show

You may have been surprised to see that Strictly Come Dancing 2017 winner Joe McFadden didn’t make an appearance on the Strictly 2018 launch show. According to some reports, the actor had a fall out with producers of the show which is why he was absent from the first show however, he’s now hit back at these comments, branding them as “nonsense”.

As previous winners of Strictly have traditionally performed at the launch show, Joe didn’t, which sparked plenty of rumours that there was a behind the scenes disagreement over the choice of dance. Appearing on Loose Women, he has squashed these rumours claiming he was actually attending a wedding.

When Nadia Sawalha asked Joe about the rumours, he said: "I was at a wedding – don't believe what you read in the papers."

Joe reveals all about his most embarrassing moments 

We thought Joe danced as good as a pro on Strictly but it turns out he had some seriously embarrassing moments on the show. One memory in particular is so cringeworthy, he still can't watch it or listen to the song he danced too! 

The dance he is referring to is the Tango he danced in the second week. Revealing to the Express.co.uk, Joe admitted he can't watch it or listen to the Ed Sheeran song, Castle On The Hill for fears of embarrassment! 

“They show clips sometimes when I do TV shows and stuff and I just can’t bear it.”

“Whenever I hear it I get waves of embarrassment,” he confessed. “It brings it all back.”

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Why Joe is struggling to find work 

Winning a show such as Strictly can catapult a celebrity’s career, opening numerous doors for them when it comes to future job prospects, especially if they win. But sadly, for 2017 winner, Joe McFadden, it seems he was not as fortunate.

We loved the Holby star on Strictly Come Dancing and were delighted when he won, so we were so sad to hear of this sad news following his success on the show.

In his last acting role in Holby City, Joe’s character, Raf Di Lucca, a registrar general surgeon, was killed off before Christmas but now, Joe is ‘desperate’ to return to acting. Before his role in Holby, he also starred in various musicals including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Rent.

Joe has also been in other big TV shows, including both Casualty and Heartbeat. But despite his experience as an actor, Joe recently commented: ‘There haven’t been any job offers. There have been some discussions but nothing solid at all. I don’t know what I’m going to do.’

We feel so sorry for Joe and hope he lands a role in something soon so we can see him return to our screens.

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