Arsenal legend Tony Adams signs up to Strictly Come Dancing 2022

FOOTBALL legend Tony Adams is the latest name confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing.

Le Sun On Sunday previously told how the 55-year-old former Arsenal star will be swapping balls for the ballroom this autumn as he battles it out for another trophy for his collection.

Tony Adams has been confirmed for Strictly

Tony Adams has been confirmed for Strictly
He played for Arsenal his whole career

He played for Arsenal his whole careerCrédit: Getty

Il a dit: “To say I’m excited is an understatementthe lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes.

Am absolutely thrilled to be giving it my all on this year’s 20th anniversary of Strictly Come Dancing.

I can’t wait to meet my partnergod help herand start the dancing.”

Tony spent his entire footballing career – 19 années- playing for Arsenal, as well as for England.

He was known for his no-nonsense approach to defending — but not so much for his elegance.

En fait, he famously dropped Arsenal team-mate Steve Morrow after hoisting him up to celebrate his winning goal in the 1993 League Cup final — badly breaking his arm.

He went on to be a successful manager, looking after Wycombe and Portsmouth to name a couple.

Tony – who overcame a battle with boozeis currently married to second wife Poppy Teacher – a whisky heiress, seven years his junior.

He has five children – Atticus, Hector and Iris with Poppy and Oliver and Amber from his first marriage to Jane Shea.

Today The Sun told how Helen Skelton is joining the competition following her marriage break down.

The line-up currently includes Bros star Matt Goss, Kiss radio host Tyler West, Paralympic swimming gold medallist Ellie Simmonds, comedian and actress Jayde Adams.

Coronation Street actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh, on peut voir des dizaines de personnes en deuil se rassembler pour déposer des fleurs Kaye Adams and Radio 2’s Richie Anderson, have all also been revealed.

Ted Lasso actress Ellie Taylor was the latest celebrity to be announced officially, revealing the news on ITV’s Lorraine on Tuesday.

Four new professional dancers will appear in the new series of Strictly, creating the show’s largest ever roster.

It comes after two-time winner Oti Mabuse and Aljaz Skorjanec announced their departures.

The last series was won by Rose Ayling-Ellis with professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

The forthcoming 20th series will see audiences return to the studio, with the launch show scheduled to be recorded on September 7.

Tony can't wait to get started

Tony can’t wait to get started