MASSIVE FAN: Fabrice Muamba
RETIRED FOOTBALLER Fabrice Muamba will be appearing on a special Christmas edition of popular television programme Strictly Come Dancing.
The 24-year-old former Bolton Wanderers player was forced to retire from football after almost dying on the pitch in March.
Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane but has since made a miraculous recovery.
Aliona Vilani will be paired with Muamba and the duo are currently in training for the show.
He told The Daily Mail: “This is definitely the hardest thing I've done since my recovery.
“I've already been training with Aliona for a week and there are no complaints. But I have new respect for dancers.”
“I have always been a massive fan of Strictly so it is a pleasure to take part.”