ALEX Scott is understood for her fancy footwork in girls’s soccer and now she is switching footy boots for dancing sneakers.
The 34-year-old is without doubt one of the celebs donning the sequins for Strictly Come Dancing 2019 and he or she’s already been tipped because the favorite to win. This is every part we all know concerning the history-making Lioness…
Who’s Alex Scott?
Born October 14, 1984, Alexandra Virina Scott is an English footballer who retired in 2017.
Scott was welcomed on to the Emirates pitch to a standing ovation after saying her retirement as a part of Arsene Wenger’s leaving social gathering after the boys’s final dwelling sport.
Throughout her profession she has gained eight league titles, three WSL Cups and 7 FA Cups, the Champions League as soon as and two Neighborhood Shields.
The 34-year-old made 148 appearances for the Gunners.
She additionally put in 140 appearances for England.
Scott made her debut for the nationwide aspect in 2004 the place she went on to turn into England’s second-most capped participant, profitable a silver and bronze medal on the 2009 Euros and 2015 World Cup respectively.
She was named in Nice Britain’s 18-player squad for the 2012 London Olympics and was awarded an MBE within the 2017 New Yr’s Honours checklist for her providers to soccer.
What has Alex Scott stated about Strictly 2019?
Alex Scott is thrilled to be the primary feminine footballer to compete on the favored BBC One present as producers hope to capitalise on the recognition of the Ladies’s World Cup.
She says: “I’m completely buzzing to be signed as much as Strictly.
“It’s the present I’ve all the time needed to do and I can’t consider I’m lastly going to be a part of it.
“I’m tremendous excited, but in addition terrified on the identical time…
“The soccer pitch is a bit much less glam than the ballroom, however I’m able to strive the sequins and attire! Convey it on!”
The information was revealed on Ace’s present on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Who’s Alex Scott’s Strictly Come Dancing accomplice?
The soccer pundit has been partnered with Strictly favorite Neil Jones.
That is the primary time Neil has been paired with a celeb contestant.
He typically works behind the scenes and performs throughout group dances.
How a lot is Alex Scott getting paid for Strictly 2019?
Alex’s look on the present will certainly enhance her financial institution steadiness as she will get the usual £25,000 fee for signing up.
If she manages to remain on the dance flooring till the top of October this then rises to £40,000.
Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their charge soar to £60,000 – and if she wins she’s going to pocket a whopping £100,000.
How did Alex Scott make TV historical past?
Outdoors of her taking part in profession, Alex can also be a TV presenter and pundit for the BBC and Sky.
Scott retired from soccer on the finish of the 2017 season to deal with her burgeoning broadcasting profession.
She frequently seems on BBC’s Remaining Rating and presents Sky’s Objectives on Sunday with Chris Kamara and in 2016, she featured and ended up profitable Bear Grylls’ TV present, Mission Survive.
Except for media, she began the Alex Scott Academy in 2011 for feminine footballers aged 16-19.
Scott turned Sky Sports activities’ first feminine pundit in 2018 after her time on the BBC crew on the Summer season 2018 World Cup.
What time does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 begin?
Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th sequence on BBC One TONIGHT (Saturday, September 7, 2019) at 7.10pm.
The present kicked off with the purple carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.
The stay reveals start on Saturday, September 21, with the outcomes airing the next day on Sundays.
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