The announcement was made today (Monday 22nd August) when Robert joined former Strictly Contestant Scott Mills on his show on BBC Radio 1 to confirm he would be taking part in the brand new series.
“The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot," said Robert. "So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her.
"No doubt the judges will be as fair, kind and thoughtful as me (especially the charming Craig Revel Horwood). I shall await their verdicts."
Robert stars in the ITV series Judge Rinder where his role as judge allows him to oversee a variety of cases including disputes over basic consumer issues, business and neighbourhood disputes and allegations of negligence.
Robert has also presented further programmes including Judge Rinder’s True Crime Stories and in addition to his work in TV and as a Barrister he also writes a column in The Sun and has presented radio shows on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC London Radio.
Robert joins British Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, singer Anastacia, BBC Breakfast Presenter Naga Munchetty, model Daisy Lowe, Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac, singer Louise Redknapp, Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom, former politician Ed Balls, singer Will Young, TV presenter Laura Whitmore and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba on the confirmed Strictly 2016 line up.
The final three celebrity contestants taking to the dancefloor in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be announced tonight as they join presenters Alex Jones and Patrick Kielty on The One Show at 7pm on BBC One.