The 57-year-old was the third celebrity in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up to be announced today.
Presenters Matt Baker, 40, and Alex Jones, 41, confirmed the news during The One Show on BBC One this evening, which featured an appearance from Danny.
Following his interview on the show, Danny was spotted making his exit from BBC Broadcasting House in London.
Giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come in this year’s series, he appeared unable to resist throwing some shapes.
The Red Dwarf actor, who played the role of Cat in the sci-fi comedy series, flung both of his hands to the side for one snap.
As he showed off his jazz hands, Danny crossed one leg in front of the other.
Visibly overjoyed, the star offered a wide smile for the paparazzi.
In another capture, the singer and dancer gazed to his right-hand side, as he posed with his left arm on his hip.
Proving he was more than at home in front of the cameras, Danny stretched out his fingers as he grasped onto his wide-rimmed hat.
The star oozed confidence in a shiny navy blue suit, waistcoat, and matching headgear.
He completed the ensemble with a pale pink shirt and tie – as well as vibrant magenta shoes.
The star opted for a bearded look as he stepped out with a hint of stubble.
The good news came after The One Show hosts Matt and Alex provided viewers with three clues about who the celebrity could be, which were: red, cat and paradise.
After unveiling third and final hint, the Countryfile presenter exclaimed: “Have you worked it out yet?
“The cat from Red Dwarf and Officer Dwayne Myers in Death in Paradise, let’s say hello to Danny John-Jules!”
Meanwhile, a post on the official BBC Strictly Twitter account read: “The Cat’s out of the bag.
“Danny John-Jules is going to be having fun, fun, fun on #Strictly this year!”
Earlier in the episode, The One Show hosts revealed former Steps singer Faye Tozer would also appear in this year’s series.
Moments later, Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice rushed to show his support for the hitmaker.
The 27-year-old penned: “Oh nice !!! You will def get the STEPS right, lol @Faye_Tozer welcome darling !!”(sic)
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.
Strictly Come Dancing winners: A timeline
2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.
2005 winner: Jill Halfpenny
Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis.
2006 winner: Darren Gough
Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and partner Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.
2007 winner: Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first couple to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress.
2008 winner: Alesha Dixon
Before becoming a Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler.
2009 winner: Tom Chambers
Holby City star Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the final week.
2010 winner: Chris Hollins
BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.
2011 winner: Kara Tointon
Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to receive 40 points throughout her time on the show.
2012 winner: Harry Judd
Former McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 points twice in the final.
2013 winner: Louis Smith
The tenth series of the BBC show was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional partner Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.
2014 winner: Abbey Clancy
Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside partner Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful posture” by former head judge Len Goodman.
2015 winner: Caroline Flack
Love Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Trophy with Pasha Kovalev.
2016 winner: Ore Oduba
Ore Oduba won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Joanne Clifton.
The sports presenter broke down in tears after beating Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp.
2017 winner: Joe McFadden
Last year’s winner of Strictly was Joe McFadden. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan favourite Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.
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