But after 13 weeks of intensive training, Joe, who at 42 is the oldest ever ‘Strictly’ winner, is now looking for a job after his ‘Holby City’ character was killed off earlier this month.
Confirming he was now unemployed, he told the BBC: “I am. I’m very optimistic about the future, things are looking up.”
The actor hinted that he would now like to swap the small screen for the stage, and put his dancing skills to good use in the West End.
“It would be lovely to put all the dancing into practice,” he said. “It would be a shame to let all of that go.”
Meanwhile, it’ been reported that Joe has pocketed £100,000 for his stint on the BBC dance show.
According to The Mirror, each celebrity who signs up for the talent show is given a standard £25,000.
If they manage to stay in the competition until the end of October, they then receive an extra £15,000, taking their total to £40,000.
Each star who then makes it through to the quarter finals get an extra £20,000 on top of that, with the eventual winner banking a fee of £100,000.