Tony Adams MBE will be coming out of retirement but not to head back on the football pitch. The former football player and manager will be swapping his football boots for dancing shoes as one of the 15 celebrities signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2022.
He'll join the likes of former Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh and Will Mellor, Countryfile host Helen Skelton, Bros legend Matt Goss, Hits Radio host and singer Fleur East and EastEnders actor James Bye who will also be hoping to impress the judges and viewers this year.
The formidable centre-back’s football career spanned over 22 years, playing for both Arsenal and England. Having captained both, he is regarded as one of Arsenal’s greatest ever players and one of the all-time greats of English football.
Tony won 66 caps for England, appeared at four major tournaments and had 10 major trophy wins whilst is still the only player in English football history to captain a team to three top-flight titles over three different decades. READ MORE: BBC Strictly's Will Mellor's cheeky comment to Kym Marsh as she vows it's time a grandma won show As captain of England, he famously led the national team to the Euro 96 final.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk