Former captain of the England Cricket Team Michael Vaughan will be among the star cast at this season’s Strictly Come Dancing, it has been announced.
The former English opening batsman has put pen to paper on an agreement with BBC One that airs the show to be a part of it for the season after he was assured by his friend and former Manchester United youth team player and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage who took part in the show in its last season.
Michael Vaughan has been one of the most successful captains that England have had in Test cricket in recent times and he led his team to Ashes glory against the eternal enemy the Australians in 2005, which he considers to be the highest point of his cricketing career. Ever since he retired from cricket after injury cut short his career, Vaughan has been a regular in the commentary box and the newspaper columns but this is his first attempt at something which has nothing to do with cricket.
An inside source from the Sun reported that the former captain was chuffed that BBC One had asked him to take part in the show but he was still uncertain about it. He was not sure about dressing up in an entirely pink costume for the show and such other things and also having to learn to dance.
He also got in touch with some of his friends in the sporting circle and Robbie Savage was the one who managed him to commit to the show after assuring him that it would be fun and that he had a ball during the show last year. Michael Vaughan would be in the company of Mark Ramprakash and Darren Gough who won the show when they participated in 2005 and 2006.