First team all-rounder at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Steven Crook, has some big shoes to fill in this year’s Strictly Northampton.
Two years ago, his team-mate Rob White won the title with his dance partner, and editor of Image Magazine, Ruth Supple,
But Steven is no illusions about the challenge that lays ahead of him.
“I have got no expectations whatsoever. I just want to have the experience and a bit of fun,” he said.
““It seems like a fantastic event and it’s a fantastic cause.
“This is something I have never done before. I have never danced apart from at Auntie Ruths or Nbs on an night out so it sounds really exciting.
“I am a bit nervous and it is so different to what I am used to. I used to play in a band but it is different to getting on stage and do ballroom dancing,” he added.
Steven usually spends the cricket off-season going into primary schools to teach cricket to children. This year he’ll be able to teach them the cha-cha as well as a cover drive!
All the profits from Strictly Northampton will be going towards Cynthia Spencer Hospice and you can support Steven through his Strictly Northampton Just Giving page.
Strictly Northampton, sponsored by Fong Spa, is produced in association with the University of Northampton, Step By Step Dance School, the Chronicle & Echo, BBC Radio Northampton and Image Magazine.
The show is at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Saturday November 23. Tickets are available via the Royal & Derngate box office on 01604 624811 or Royal & Derngate website.