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Last Updated: Friday November 27 2009 17:07 GMT

Strictly's Ricky Whittle arrested

Ricky Whittle

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ricky Whittle has been arrested by police on suspicion of assault in Liverpool.

The 29-year-old was questioned by police after a collision between a car and a photographer who was on foot. The photographer suffered minor injuries.

Mr Whittle was allowed to leave the police station on Friday afternoon and the police say they're still trying to find out what happened.

The Hollyoaks actor had been at a party in Liverpool before the incident.

The BBC confirmed Ricky Whittle will perform on Strictly this weekend as planned.

A spokesperson said: "Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing will continue as normal and Ricky Whittle will be performing."

The actor has been tipped to win the BBC talent show, on which he is dancing with Natalie Lowe.