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Cohen swaps tries for the tango
ESPN Staff
September 6, 2013
Ben Cohen will become just the latest former England player to grace the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor © PA Photos

Ex-England winger Ben Cohen is set to become the latest former international to grace the Strictly Come Dancing stage after being confirmed as one of the contestants for the latest series of the BBC's popular TV show.

Cohen, a Rugby World Cup winner in 2003, follows in the dance steps of fellow England alumni Matt Dawson and Austin Healey and a host of other sporting stars such as cricketers Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash and footballers Peter Schmeichel and Robbie Savage.

Since retiring fron rugby in 2011, the 34-year-old Cohen has been running a successful charitable foundation which aims to eliminate bullying and homophobia.

"I'm not in competition with other people in my eyes, I just want to do the best I can," he told the Radio Times. "If someone's better than me on the day then fine, I've given it 100% and that's all I can give. I don't have any preconceived ideas of where I want to come in the show. For me it's going to be week by week. You won't know the dance and you'll only be as good as your last week and your last dance. If you're here the next week you'll learn something else. It's like a cup competition."

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