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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Celebrity No. 4: Thom Evans

Today the next celebrity was announced for Series 12 of Strictly, ex-rugby player Thom Evans.

Rumours about Thom joining the programme first surfaced back in July. He played for Scotland and Glasgow Warriors before a neck injury prematurely ended his career. He is now a model slash actor.

He was also in a boyband called  Twen2y4Se7en, which means he should have some musicality, although it looks like it was a 'standing and looking moody' kind of boyband, rather than the 'singing and dancing' type. Here's a track called Hide.

As a man who used to wear bodyfit jerseys for a living, he's not afraid of a little Lycra: ā€œI'm so happy to be doing the show, I cannot wait to get started. Iā€™m really looking forward to my Strictly makeover ā€“ bring on Strictly and bring on the spandex!ā€

Thom Evans

Thom is the seventh rugby player to participate, and has a lot to live up to. Ben Cohen was the only rugby player to not finish in the top five (8th). But no rugby player has ever lifted the glitterball either. Matt Dawson came the closest, being beaten out by Mark Ramprakash in series 4.


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