Jennifer Grey in Strictly debut

Dirty Dancing icon Jennifer Grey will foxtrot onto the judging panel on 'Strictly Come Dancing' next month, in a guest star appearance for the BBC primetime show.

Grey, 51, who made movie history with her portrayal of "Baby" alongside Patrick Swayze in the hit 1987 film, will fill in for head judge Len Goodman.

Grey won Dancing With The Stars, the US version of the show, in 2009, when she was partnered by Cheryl Cole's friend Derek Hough.

She will replace Goodman on the 5 and 6 November as he travels to the States to focus on the latest series of Dancing With The Stars.

Grey said she looked forward to filling in for the "great and pernickety" Goodman.

"I so look forward to making the pilgrimage to the birthplace of the greatest dance show, the mecca of spray tans and tangos," she said.

This year's Strictly has been a hit among viewers, with last weekend's ratings exceeding those of its biggest rival, ITV's The X Factor.