Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman is to present a new three-part BBC series about the Titanic.

Titanic with Len Goodman follows the ballroom legend as he travels to Belfast and Southampton and discovers the stories of victims and survivors.

Prior to his dance career, Goodman worked as a welder in Titanic builders Harland and Woolf's East London yard.

He said of the programme: "Making this series has been a fascinating journey for me. You might think the Titanic story was just about a ship that sank. But I've found out there is so much more to it than that.

"The real story of the Titanic isn't about a ship, it's about people, and in making this series I've been lucky to meet some wonderful personalities who astonished me with their tales of how Titanic affected their families forever."

Edward Hart, who directed and produced the series, added: "Working with Len was a total pleasure. He's a constant [sic] professional who's determined to get it right whatever the weather.

"He's also sharp as a tack, with a curious mind and, as we all know from Strictly, a lovely manner with people. That, and his own experience in a Harland and Wolff shipyard, made him the ideal man with whom to explore Titanic's legacy."

Titanic with Len Goodman begins on BBC One on Friday March 30 at 8.30pm.