Professional partner: Anya Garnis.
Bookies original odds: 12 to 1.
I don’t like dancing, I love it!
Patrick Robinson has worked across TV, stage and screen and is probably best known for his role in Casualty where he played Martin ‘Ash’ Ashford.
Patrick trained at The London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and started his acting career with The Royal Shakespeare Company, playing their first ever black Romeo. As well as acting, football is Patrick’s passion and he’s a keen Arsenal fan. It may have something to do with his cousin, footballer Ian Wright. Mind you Patrick did have to make a career choice as he was offered a trial at Southampton F.C but turned it down to persue an acting career.
Patrick also starred alongside Steven Seagal as CIA agent Leon Washington in Belly of the Beast, the 2003 action film. He has appeared in The Bill and in The New London Theatre production of War Horse.
Patrick has some dance experience from his participation in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief 2009 where he performed a routine based on Riverdance. The bookies have rated his odds of winning Strictly at 12 to 1 so he could be worth a flutter