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Muamba gears up for Strictly Christmas special

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.”

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