The BBC has announced that the Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be joining this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

A spokesperson said, ‘He can dance. He can sing. He is looking forward to strutting his stuff.’

‘This show has a proud history of taking almost obsolete celebrities who are at the end of their careers and giving them the chance to make a golden comeback.’

‘To be honest, we have run out of legitimate celebrities without criminal records now, so yeah.’

‘He will be swapping cartoons and hamsters with bowel disorders for the glitter ball and parquet floor – although we may have veto a Jake The Peg Foxtrot for obvious reasons.’