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Last Updated: Thursday December 24 2009 09:48 GMT

Strictly star on driving charge

Ricky Whittle on Strictly Come Dancing with his dance partner Natalie Lowe

Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Ricky Whittle has been charged with dangerous driving after an incident involving a photographer in Liverpool.

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

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

He was charged by police on Wednesday night and is now due to appear at the city's magistrates court on 15 January.