December 17, 2010

Offbeat

Cork to dance on ice

Liam Brickhill

He was never known for twinkle-toed elegance on the field, but Dominic Cork is following in the footsteps of other former England cricketers Darren Gough, Mark Ramprakash and Phil Tufnell in signing up for a dancing-themed reality TV show. Cork, 39, who still plays for Hampshire, has been confirmed as a participant in the new season of ‘Dancing on Ice’ on ITV1. The only sportsman in a diverse line-up, Cork will be joined by the likes of former EastEnders actor Sam Attwater, Loose Women host Denise Welch and 90s pop-rap sensation Vanilla Ice. The series starts on January 9, presumably so as not to distract from England’s Ashes campaign which is due to end in Sydney on January 7.

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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