Anthony Ogogo joins Strictly Come Dancing

Anthony Ogogo is the ninth celebrity to be confirmed for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo has signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The Olympic boxer is the ninth celebrity to be confirmed for the BBC One show and he has revealed he hopes to make his mother proud as she is a huge fan of the programme.

He said: "I've faced a lot of tough opposition in the past, but I've never faced anyone as tough as the Strictly judges before!

"My mum is a massive fan of the show so I will be trying my hardest to make her proud."

The 26-year-old sportsman also took to Twitter to defend his decision to appear on the show.

In a series of posts, he wrote: "Lots of people asking why I'm doing #Strictly this year. In my last fight I suffered a shoulder injury which required a small op 3 weeks [ago]. I am unable to box until December at the earliest, I cannot put through through my shoulder so punching for 16 weeks is impossible.

"So this amazing opportunity has presented itself whilst I'm recovering from my shoulder operation. My choices were - sulk & sit on my backside whilst rehabbing my shoulder OR whilst I'm unable to box make the most of this amazing opportunity.

"Besides, Floyd Mayweather did the US version of Strictly whilst training for his fight vs Hatton, he's gone on to be an international star! (sic)"

Other names already confirmed for the show, which kicks off next month, include Peter Andre, Kellie Bright and Georgia May Foote.

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