Greg Rutherford to compete in Strictly Come Dancing

Greg Rutherford will be performing on Strictly Come Dancing
Greg Rutherford will be performing on Strictly Come Dancing
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Olympic bronze medallist Greg Rutherford will swap the long jump pit for the dance floor after the BBC confirmed he’d be performing in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The 29-year-old, fresh back from Rio will take to the stage later this year as part of the 2016 contest, dancing alongside the likes of Ed Balls, Will Young, Lesley Joseph and Louise Redknapp.

Sportsmen have performed well on the show in previous years, and Rutherford will be keen to follow in the footsteps of Darren Gough, Mark Ramprakash and Louis Smith who have all won the show.