Graeme Swann is the latest celebrity to join Strictly

Graeme Swann is the latest celebrity to join Strictly
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Strictly Come Dancing announced the sixth celebrity in its star-studded 2018 line-up on Wednesday night, revealing that former cricketer Graeme Swann will be joining the competition next month. On the news, the sports star said: "I've never been taught how to dance, I don't know anything. I just thought, bite the bullet - just do it. My kids absolutely adore the show. I've kept it from everyone, only my wife knows!" He will be competing on the show against fellow celebrities including author Katie Piper, YouTube sensation Joe Sugg and Faye Tozer from Steps.

The 39-year-old former England cricketer was revealed to be going into Strictly by BBC Radio 2, where he claimed his biggest fear was getting his chest dancefloor ready.

He said: "I’m worried about waxing my chest. It gives me cold sweats just thinking about it. It takes me two days just to take a plaster off in the bath. I’ve got the lowest pain threshold ever."

Graeme, who also played for Nottinghamshire, retired in 2013 and in 2014 began commentating for BBC's Test Match Special.

Graeme Swann was revealed to be the sixth celebrity contestant in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up this evening.

The 39-year-old’s exciting new career move was unveiled by presenters Angela Scanlon and OJ Borg, who were sitting in for Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2.

After breaking the exciting news, the retired England cricketer spoke openly about appearing in the hit BBC series.

During the interview, the father-of-three confessed live on air he was “really worried” about waxing his chest in the run-up to the show.

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