The 29-year-old former JLS member is the bookies’ favourite to win with odds of 15/4.
Aston fits the bill of the contestant most likely to win the show, matching all but one of the characteristics of the typical winner, only missing out by being a singer rather than a TV presenter.
I’m so happy to be joining Strictly. It is such a brilliant show and I’ve followed it for years. I’m both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!