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Graeme Swann becomes fifth England cricket player to give Strictly Come Dancing a go

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Graeme Swann will be putting on his dancing shoes (Picture: Getty Images)

Former England cricket player Graeme Swann has reportedly signed up for the 2018 season of Strictly Come Dancing.

The bowler, who helped lead England to win the Ashes three years in a row, will join a long line of former cricketeers who have taken to the Strictly stage; batsman Mark Ramprakash, 48, won in 2006 and fast bowler Darren Gough, 47, the year before.

Phil Tufnell took part in 2009 and Michael Vaughan, 43, in 2012.

Producers love a sportsman and cricketers have a great track record, a source close to the show told The Sun.

Though Graeme might come across as a bit awkward, theyre hoping hes got twinkle toes like some of his predecessors.

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YouTube star Joe Sugg has also signed up for Strictly, with a source confirming the news to Metro.co.uk and admitting he hopes it will launch him into the mainstream.

The 26-year-old, who is the brother of mega YouTube star Zoella, has millions of fans around the world after finding fame as a British YouTuber; he is also a filmmaker, author, and vlogger.

Joe has done extremely well for himself on YouTube and after a lot of negotiation hes agreed to give Strictly a go. He thinks this will be a good launch pad to go, a source close to the show told Metro.co.uk.

Other celebs rumoured to be taking to the floor this series include Olympic diver Tom Daley, Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts and Steps singer Faye Tozer.

Metro.co.uk has contacted BBC for comment.

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