Starting out as a comedy actor, writer and producer, Chizzy landed her first TV appearance after entering and winning a BBC Talent initiative. She went on to play parts in EastEnders, The Inbetweeners and SIlent Witness before securing the award-winning role of heart surgeon Mo Effanga in Holby City.

Now after five years as a key character in the hospital drama, she’s ready to ditch her surgeon's scrubs for Strictly sequins. Chizzy also has a degree in Criminology and promises to deliver some murderous moves on the dancefloor.

Chizzy has recently spoken out about her personal battle with depression, but she now has nothing but optimism about the future.

Find out more about Chizzy at her official website:

Read more about Chizzy on her Wikipedia page:

Follow Chizzy on Twitter: @chizzyakudolu and on Instagram: lil_bit_of_chiz.  You can visit her Facebook page: Chizzy Akudolu

Chizzy will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Pasha Kovalev

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard
1 Cha cha cha Boogie Fever 4 5 6 6 21 8th (15)

WEEK 1 - Cha cha cha

meet Chizzy