Speaking about the new challenge, the 35-year-old actor - who plays Kush Kazemi on the BBC soap - revealed: 'Having the opportunity to take part in this year's Strictly is such an honour.'
'It's going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance. See you under the glitterball!'
A TV source previously told The Sun: 'Davood is this year’s heartthrob and bosses are delighted he’s signed up.
'Soap stars, particularly from EastEnders, have done really well on the show previously.
'Producers are keen for him to get his kit off and get the audience’s pulses racing a bit.'
Davood will follow in the footsteps of several EastEnders stars who have taken to the Strictly dancefloor in the past, including Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann), who won the trophy in 2010.
Other Walford contestants have included Tameka Empson (Kim Fox), who was last year voted out second, and 2015 runner-up Kellie Bright (Linda Carter).
Davood has starred in the BBC One soap since 2014 and set pulses racing when he joined as Albert Square’s latest ladies’ man.