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    Posted: 23 June 2012 at 12:22

Michael Vaughan goes from Ashes to sashays

Cricketer signs up for
Strictly Come Dancing

Footwork ... Michael Vaughan

Last Updated: 22nd June 2012

FORMER England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is preparing to don sequins after agreeing to star in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

He is the first celebrity to sign up for the new series of the hit BBC1 dance show, which begins in September.

The Beeb first approached him several weeks ago but Michael — who captained England to their Ashes win in 2005 — only agreed to take part after getting reassurance from pals, including Robbie Savage, who took part in last year’s series.

An insider said: “Michael was chuffed that the BBC asked him to take part. But he was really uncertain about it.

“He had to think hard about having to dress up in pink and sequins and learn how to dance in front of millions of viewers.

“He asked a lot of his sporting mates if he should do it and Robbie immediately told him to say yes, as he had such a great time in last year’s show.”

Heart-Rob ... Vaughan's pal Robbie Savage appeared on show last year

Sportsmen traditionally do well on Strictly.

Michael’s fellow ex-England cricketers Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash have both previously won the show.

Westlife’s Nicky Byrne is among other stars invited to join the new series.

Yesterday TV Biz revealed how Strictly bosses have fired dancer Katya Virshilas and replaced judge Alesha Dixon with former lead ballerina for the Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell.

The Sun

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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2012 at 12:59
always like an ex-athlete, they are competitive, and not afraid to go for it, and look silly (competitive streak, goes way above any embarrassment level)
hope they get some others too.
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  Quote Jo Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2012 at 19:12
This is a great signing for Strictly. Well done BBC!
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  Quote littlesue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2012 at 20:18
They seem to sign them up earlier every year.  I suppose they have 5 months to practice so as not to make too much a fool of themselvesBig%20smile
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