Boxer Ricky Hatton to take part in Strictly Come Dancing over Dancing On Ice!

Strictly Come Dancing

Champion British boxer Ricky Hatton has been approached by both rival dancing shows Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing to appear on their latest shows, it has been revealed. According to theDaily Star, Ricky is set to pick Strictly which returns in September!

“I’ve been asked to do the dancing and the skating, but my footwork is not as good on the ice as it is in the ring!" he told the newspaper today. “I’ll pick Strictly on the one condition that they let me wear my gloves! It’ll make me feel at home a bit more.”

The 32-year-old, now retired, continued: “I’ve always been that little bit too busy to fit it in. But now I have hung my gloves up it’s more of a reality.”

And the Welterweight champ admitted he's "up for a laugh" on the show and won't have problems squeezing into tight sequined outfits!

He added: “A world champion boxer wearing Lycra and sequins – it’s not very fitting is it? But if that’s what you have to do, I’ve always been up for a laugh.”

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