GREAME SWANN, the previous England cricketer turned Check commentator, is swapping the microphone for the Argentine tango.
For the previous Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire spinner, a well-known voice on BBC’S Check Match Particular, has signed up for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
He can presently be heard as a summariser England’s Check collection with India.
Swann took 739 first-class wickets and an additional 305 in Listing A video games on the county circuit.
Now he’ll be seeking to spin somewhat magic together with his waltz and foxtrot when he hits the highly-popular televised ballroom dancing stage.
Strictly Come Dancing is ready to return to BBC One in autumn 2018.
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How old is Graeme Swann?
Swanny is 39. He was born in Northampton on March 24, 1979.
Is he married?
Swann married his wife Sarah on 29 January 2010. They live in Nottingham.
The couple have two children, Wilfred and Charlotte.
Tell me about his England record
Graeme took 255 Test wickets at an average of 29.96. His best performance was 6-65 against Pakistan in 2010. His one-day international record saw him bag 104 victims at 27.76.
He also scored 1,370 Test runs at 22.09 and a further 500 in ODI’S at 13.88
In March 2010 Swann became the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take ten wickets in a match, claiming 10-217 from 78.3 overs in the first Test victory in Bangladesh.
In May of that year he was named ECB Cricketer of the Year. In between July and October 2011 Graeme was the No. 1 ranked bowler in ODIs.
When did he retire from playing cricket for England?
Swann announced his retirement from all cricket with immediate effect on December 21, 2013 At this point, England were 3–0 down in the Ashes 2013-14 series.
Who else will be joining Graeme on Strictly ?
A number of other celebrities have been confirmed for the 2018 line-up with bosses reportedly banning reality stars.
TV presenter Katie Piper has been chosen for the programme ten years and 250 operations after surviving an acid attack.
Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley and Faye Tozer from Steps have been confirmed along with Capital FM DJ Vick Hope, Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and YouTuber Joe Sugg.
Danny John-Jules, best known for playing Cat in the comedy in the sci-fi comedy ‘Dwarf,’ is also reported to be on board.
TV presenter Maya Jama, who is believed to be a “big fan” of the series, Anneka Rice and Nadiya Hussain are all rumoured to be part of the hot line-up.
An insider said: “Strictly has always been a massive draw in the past, but it hasn’t been as easy this year.
“Bosses are obviously hoping to bring in some bigger names, but they need everyone signed by the end of this month.”
Have any other cricketers appeared in the programme?
Yes. Batsman Mark Ramprakash, 48, in 2006 and fast bowler Darren Gough, 47, the year before.
Spinner Phil Tufnell, 52, took part in 2009, and ex-England captain Michael Vaughan, 43, did the same in 2012.
Has a cricketer ever won Strictly Come Dancing?
Yes. Ramprakash followed in Gough’s footsteps by landing the glitter ball trophy in 2006.
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