Darren first wed Anna in 1993 only for the couple to split up nine years later Gough played in all 5 Tests and took 17 wickets, the most by an Englishman. He supports Barnsley F.C. I didn't realise he was so light on his feet. Darren Gough in Strictly Come Dancing – Former England cricketer participated in BBC’s dance show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. But […] Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips returned as judges. [58], As an outspoken fan, Gough became the brand ambassador for Collier's Powerful Welsh cheddar in 2010 making a number of appearances notably at the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich. Gough was England's 568th Test cricketer. Darren retired from cricket in 2008; he has since gone on to co-present a weekday radio show on talkSPORT. [22] Gough dismissed Makhaya Ntini to seal the game. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. Darren and Lilia - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - … It later turned out that Cronje was bribed 50,000 rand to ensure a result. Gough finished with 6/42 his best innings figures in test cricket. 'He did [ask me to stand]. [13], On the back of this, Gough was a member of his first Ashes squad. The former England fast bowler was crowned … [2][3][4], Gough was offered a contract by Yorkshire and Rotherham United FC but chose cricket. It was the only live Ashes Test England would win between 1987 and 2005. Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough / 12/03/2020 . It was England’s first home five-Test series win since 1985. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. With three runs needed from the final ball, Nick Knight while batting with Gough was run out attempting the game winning third run. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the Christmas special that year, and another in 2007. In 2005, Gough took part in the BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with British National champion Lilia Kopylova. [36], England continued on their winning ways with a 2–1 series victory in Sri Lanka. Darren Gough MBE (born 18 September 1970) is a retired English cricketer and former captain of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. [15] X-rays revealed a stress fracture in his foot and he missed the final two Tests of the series. [39], After almost 2 years out of Test cricket, Gough returned to play South Africa. [56] [19], Gough played in the first four Tests of the series. [21], England won the Fourth Test to level the series 1–1. Gough played in both matches and took 14 wickets. West Indies were bowled out for 54 to give England a chase of 188. Week 8 – American Smooth: 32 points,  Rumba: 30 points, Week 9 – Waltz: 35 points, Samba: 29 points, Week 10 – Foxtrot: 36 points, Paso Doble: 36 points. [37], The 2 test series was tied 1–1. Gough joined Dominic Cork with 28 still needed for victory. He co-presents the weekday afternoon drive-time show with Adrian Durham. [6][7], His only First-Class century came against Warwickshire in 1996 at Headingley. Gough hit the winning runs to give England the 2 wicket victory. Just as he was hitting his peak his body betrayed him and his constantly battled knee injuries.[46]. 1.80 m (5' 11") and broad in beam, he achieved his pace from a good approach to the wicket and a leaping sideways-on action, achieving what was often described as "skiddy" fast bowling. Gough took six wickets in the first Test and would take 10 in the next four. 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