Craig Bellamy snubs Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line up

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Craig Bellamy has snubbed a spot on this year's Strictly Come Dancing line up of contestants.

The former Welsh striker had been approached to follow in the footsteps of previous football stars on the show, including Peter Schmeichel, John Barnes, Peter Shilton and most recently Robbie Savage.

At 34, he's already played for a number of top league clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

But the Daily Mirror reports that football is still very much his thing and so it's been a no to the offer of a spot on Strictly.

The tabloid reports that instead, Bellamy is after a UEFA pro-licence in order to become a team manager.

The former player is tipped to take charge of the Welsh national side following Euro 2016.

Some names that have been more positively linked to the new series include Match of the Day football pundit Alan Hansen, TV hard man Ross Kemp, Xtra Factor’s Caroline Flack, Capital FM's Dave Berry and Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

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