Muamba shows off fancy footwork

image
Print Friendly

Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba showed he still has some fancy footwork as he kicks up a storm for Strictly Come Dancing – just months after retiring from the pitch after his “death”.

The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, who suffered a heart attack during an FA Cup tie, shows off his salsa skills with professional partner Aliona Vilani for the Christmas edition of the BBC1 show.

He joins figures such as JLS star JB Gill – who found fame on rival show The X Factor – and comic Bobby Ball in the one-off festive show.

Muamba, 24, looks delighted to be on the dancefloor as he is seen with Vilani performing to The Waitresses’ track Christmas Wrapping. He had told of his desire to be on the show weeks before he was linked to the show – and in particular his love of the latin dance.

In a recent interview he revealed he turned down ITV’s Dancing On Ice, and added: “I’d do Strictly Come Dancing. I love my salsa, so I’d be well up for that.”

Fans – and the world of football – were left horrified earlier this year when the played collapsed in front of 35,000 people in a match against Spurs after suffering a heart problem.

The Zaire-born player, who recently tied the knot with Shauna Magunda, was technically dead for 78 minutes but was brought back after repeated shocks from a defibrillator, which made his heart beat again. He has since had to give up football.

Other new faces to appear on the Christmas show include Katy Brand, Sheila Hancock and Helen Skelton. Chart star Gill is seen performing a colossal leap high above his partner Ola Jordan during the show, to be screened on Christmas Day at 6.15pm.

The programme will also see a number of past contestants returning to the show including Natasha Kaplinsky, Chelsee Healey, Chris Hollins and Rachel Stevens. Hard-to-please judge Craig Revel Horwood will also be showing his lighter side as he dresses up as Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer during the 75-minute show.

Will you be tuning in for this Christmas special?

 

 

 

The following two tabs change content below.
Hello ... I am the Creative Director and Website Editor for Silversurfers and manage all the social media too. I hope you find the features and articles we have shared with you of interest and relevance. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us ... I hope you enjoy Silversurfers and all that we offer ...

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Missing

Crafting: An Astonishingly Beneficial Hobby! 385409_900x550
The secret to a healthier life can be rather unexpected. Not only can crafting positively impact...
Jersey celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the National Trust for Jersey national-trust-1
The Channel Islands Heritage Festival celebrates a group of small islands with a big history; the...
Enjoy these wonderful Coastal Tours during the Channel Islands Heritage Festival PICTURE: CHRIS GEORGE +44(0)7781 424412
The Channel Islands Heritage Festival celebrates a group of small islands with a big history; the...
Jersey National Park Coastal_National_Park_Beauport_Bay_Jersey
The Channel Islands Heritage Festival celebrates a group of small islands with a big history; the...
Enjoy Silvercard+ straightforward discounts from leading brands! SC+ IMAGE
Cunard World Cruises 2016 RWC image-1.fw
The magic of travelling between the world’s iconic destinations on board some of the world’s...
Speakers Corner Comments
Please use the comments section below to let us know of any topics you'd like to see covered in...
Silverfriends - Online dating for the Over 50s sf
The Croft to host a antiques valuation day manor house RT1
The Croft www.thecroftbourne.co.uk , a lifestyle living community for the over 55’s in Bourne...
Silversurfers Cruising Offers Cruising the fjords
Electrifying driving - BMW i3 BMW i3
Iain Dooley gets behind the wheel of BMW’s i3 THE i3 is a big deal, not just for BMW but...
The cobbles call and Callard can’t resist TV Callard 8
It's coming up to 25 years since Liz McDonald first appeared on Coronation Street. As she returns...