Ex-England rugby star Ben Cohen signs up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Cohen joins 'Strictly' lineup
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Former England rugby player Ben Cohen joins the lineup for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has joined the lineup for this autumn's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 34-year-old will go up against the likes of golfer Tony Jacklin and Stoke City striker Peter Crouch's wife Abbey in the BBC show, which is hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daley.

"I'm not in competition with other people in my eyes, I just want to do the best I can," Cohen told 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."

Cohen follows in the footsteps of former rugby pro Matt Dawson.

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