Homeland star David Harewood has tweeted that he turned down the chance to appear on "a rather well known Saturday evening 'Dancing' show".

In his tweet, Harewood added: "I said 'No'. Strictly speaking its [sic] not for me.#spandex."

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will begin on BBC One later this year.

Harewood is among the actors who have been linked to the lead role in Doctor Who following the announcement of Matt Smith's departure.