Strictly Come Dancing Star Arrested
Hollyoaks hunk Ricky Whittle has been a hit on the current series of the Saturday night show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. For the last few years the BBC has been battling in the viewer’s ratings war with ITV’s X Factor which occupies the same time slot. There is always plenty of female totty on the show with the lithe dancing professionals, but having the handsome actor in the dancing competition has helped to boost ratings by pulling in more female viewers. Our Wapping Escorts love to watch him on screen!
However, Ricky got into a bit of a trouble last night, which lead to him being arrested in Liverpool City Centre earlier this morning. He is suspected of having assaulted a photographer after leaving the Parr Street Studios. The cast of Hollyoaks were having a party there to mark the departure of two of their co stars on the show. He is alleged to have struck a man with his car.
The 28 year old actor is currently being held in custody at a Merseyside Police station and will be questioned today. It is unknown at the moment whether or not he will be able to perform on Strictly Come Dancing tomorrow night. He has been one of the bookies favourites to win, but this incident could seriously damage his chances or even force him to leave the show.
Steve Farrel is the 34 year old photographer who is thought to have been hit by Ricky’s car as he attempted to leave the party. Farrel has in fact been in the papers before after pressing assault charges against footballer Paul Gascoigne back in 2005. He later decided to drop the charges against Gascoigne, who had previously played for England. This could suggest that he is either a headline grabber or a very annoying photographer who provokes the celebrities he is pursuing.
Ricky Whittle plays the character of Calvin Valentine in channel 4’s Hollyoaks. For two years he had a relationship with co star Carly Stenson, and last night’s bash was the first time they had seen each other face to face since they decided to break up three weeks ago. The tabloids are already speculating about a romance blossoming between Ricky and his dance partner on the show, Natalie Lowe; he has rubbished these claims, stating that they are just good friends and that the chemistry on screen is just acting.