Froch to swap the ring for gymnastics

World super middleweight champion Carl Froch is stepping out of the ring and onto a pommel horse after signing up to take part in a new gymnastics-based entertainment show.

Tumble, which will air on BBC One on Saturday nights, will see the 36-year-old compete with a number of celebrities across a range of disciplines.

Carl Froch is taking part in a new TV show Credit: PA Wire

Froch, who beat George Groves in a rematch two weeks ago, will be judged by the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.

He said: "After a fight of such magnitude it will be great for me to get my body and mind stuck straight into a new discipline.

I am excited to learn these new skills as gymnastics, backflips and somersaults are something that have always impressed me and I have wanted to be able to do."