Adam Thomas is set to sign up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Adam Thomas is set to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing

Adam Thomas is set to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing

The former 'Emmerdale' star - who portrayed Adam Barton in the ITV soap from 2009 to 2018 - is said to already be honing his dance moves ahead of the series later this year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Adam has got what it takes to win and is already practising his moves. And he’s got a big female fanbase.

"This has been a little while in the making but it’s happening this year."

Adam - who has son Teddy, seven, and three-year-old daughter Elsie-Rose with his dance teacher wife Caroline Thomas - recently re-joined 'Waterloo Road' ahead of the show's comeback.

The star - the brother of ex-'Coronation Street' actor Ryan Thomas and former 'Love Island' star Scott Thomas - shot to fame on the BBC school drama portraying Donte Charles from 2006 to 2009.

It was recently revealed Adam's real-life son Teddy has also joined 'Waterloo Road' as his on-screen son, Tommy Charles.

A source said: "Adam could not be more thrilled to be acting alongside Teddy for the first time.

"Teddy auditioned for the part initially but was beaten to the role by another kid.

"However the boy who did get the part has had to pull out of the show, meaning Teddy got the call up."

A representative for 'Waterloo Road' said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a last minute casting change to the role of Tommy Charles.

"The part will now be played by Teddy Thomas."

Adam will also star opposite his real-life niece, Scarlett Thomas - Ryan's daughter with his ex, 'Coronation Street' star Tina O'Brien - who will portray his on-screen daughter in the show.