Thom Evans confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Thom Evans is the fourth star to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Kelly Brook’s ex will follow in the footsteps of fellow rugby stars Austin Healey, Ben Cohen, Matt Dawson and Gavin Henson by joining the BBC competition.

He is the first male contestant to sign up for this year’s series, following the announcements of Saturdays star Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray and Alison Hammond.


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“I’m so happy to be doing the show, I cannot wait to get started,” said Evans.

“I’m really looking forward to my Strictly makeover – bring on Strictly and bring on the spandex!”

Evans retired from rugby at the age of 24 after suffering a serious neck injury. He is also known for his past relationship with model Kelly Brook, and has since dated American actress Jessica Lowndes.