Monty Panesar signs up for 'Dancing On Ice'

Wednesday 08th November 2017 05:59 EST

The latest celebrity to sign up for the new series of 'Dancing On Ice', English cricketer Monty Panesar announced the news during an interview with BBC Radio Five Live. He admitted he is “very excited” about the show. The 35 year old spinner said, “This is a great opportunity to keep myself fit and motivated and try a different sport. I'm looking forward to it, it's going to be very exciting.” It was revealed last month that the bowler had been in talks with ITV bosses about joining the skating show.

A well-loved Sikh sportsman who last played in the 2013-14 Ashes against Australia, Monty has begun practicing for the show. After as series of personal events that set his life spiralling down, Panesar bravely opened up about his mental health issues and how they affected the later stages of his career. He suffered from anxiety and paranoia. He is currently ambassador for the Professional Cricketers' Association.

A source said, “Monty thinks 'Dancing On Ice' will show he's still got that fight in him- as well as keeping him super fit.”

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