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Peacock swaps spikes for sequins as he joins Strictly

Jonnie Peacock

Jonnie Peacock is swapping spikes for sequins as he joins Strictly Come Dancing.

The Paralympic and world champion sprinter is joining the BBC One show - which starts again in the autumn.

The Cambridgeshire track star said:

The opportunity to be the first contestant with a disability to take part in Strictly’s main show was too good to turn down. I’ve got no previous dance history outside of the occasional ‘worm’ at a mate’s party and I know this will be a challenge and a new experience. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.”

– Jonnie Peacock

And fellow athlete and former Strictly star Greg Rutherford was quick to offer support