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Strictly Come Dancing's Ricky Whittle arrested

Strictly Come Dancing's Ricky Whittle has been arrested for alleged assault following a bust up outside a Liverpool nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Hollyoaks actor is reported to have been held by Merseyside Police following the alleged incident. A spokesperson spoke about Whittle's arrest: 'Merseyside Police can confirm that a 29-year-old man from the Billinge area of Greater Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of assault.'

'He remains in police custody where he will be questioned. This follows an incident in Duke Street, Liverpool city centre, in the early hours of this morning.'

According to a number of reports, Whittle's car hit a photographer as the actor was leaving Parr Street Studios following a party with fellow Hollyoaks cast members.

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