Jennifer Grey to be Strictly judge

The 'Dirty Dancing' actress will cover for the absent Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing.

Len will be absent from his judging seat next month to focus on Dancing With The Stars - the US version of the series.

Grey won the glitter ball prize on the US show is said to be delighted to be involved in Strictly Come Dancing.

Jennifer, who starred alongside Patrick Swayze in hit 1987 film Dirty Dancing, performed consistently well on the US dance show in 2010 and her routines with partner Derek Hough garnered praise from judges and viewers alike.

Heart's very own Jason Donovan is doing fantastically well in this year's show, topping the Strictly Leaderboard. Follow his progress here.