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Tony Adams MBE is an English former footballer and manager.

Tony Adams MBE said: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of the glitter and the appeal of the salsa made me swap my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes. I’m absolutely thrilled to be giving it my all for Strictly Come Dancing’s 20th anniversary this year. I can’t wait to meet my partner – God help her – and start dancing.

Tony Adams MBE is a footballing legend. The centre-back’s formidable footballing career spanned 22 years, playing for both Arsenal and England. Having captained both, he is considered one of Arsenal’s greatest players and one of English football’s greatest of all time. Tony Adams MBE won 66 caps for England, appeared in four major tournaments and lifted 10 major trophies while being the only player in English football history to captain a side to three top-flight titles over three decades different. As captain of England, he led the national team to the semi-finals of Euro 96. While playing, he founded Sporting Chance, a charity to help sportsmen with disabilities of mental health and addiction, of which he remains honorary president today.

Retired Tony Adams MBE, father of six and husband to wife Poppy, dabbled in coaching and management before recently launching his new business, SIX MHS, which provides mental health and struggle services against addictions to non-sporting and non-sporting organizations. He remains a patron of four additional charities, NACOA, Forward Trust, Saving Faces, School Home Support and started the charity 6 Addiction, for people who cannot afford health services. private mental health.

Tony joins Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor and Molly Rainford in our line-up.

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