Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. Just as he was hitting his peak his body betrayed him and his constantly battled knee injuries.[46]. He made his first class debut in 1999 against Middlesex at Lord’s taking five wickets. [59], Darren and his wife Anna divorced in 2002, after 8 years of marriage but remarried in 2018.They have two sons, Liam and Brennan. After the first two matches were drawn, England won the third in fading light to record their first Test victory and first Test series victory in Pakistan in almost 40 years. The highlight was five wickets in an innings and scoring a 50 in Sydney where he was also man of the match.[14]. Darren first wed Anna in 1993 only for the couple to split up nine years later [40], The rigors of Test match cricket were proving too much for Gough’s body and he retired. The former England fast bowler was crowned … Gough bowled MacGill with a searing yorker that hit the base of middle stump and two balls later had Glenn McGrath lbw to give England a 12 run win. He took a collective 4/238 from 51 overs. Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough 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 are Strictly Come Dancing legends having won seven trophies between them and appearing in six series. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. Darren and Lilia paired up again for the Christmas Specials in 2005 and 2007. Gough joined Dominic Cork with 28 still needed for victory. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the… With a wicket in his first over and his highest Test score of 65 it was quite the debut. [9], After a breakout season in 1993, Gough went on an A tour to South Africa, following by making his Test debut for England against New Zealand at Old Trafford. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. With no play possible on Days 2, 3 and 4, Cronje and Hussein agreed to forfeit an innings to give England a final day run chase of 249. The winners were Darren Gough along … He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. In the second Test he took five and four wickets for his best match figures of 9/92. With the bat he averaged 40 for the series. Gough played in both matches and took 14 wickets. Gough played 146 first-class matches for Yorkshire, taking 453 wickets at 27.56. Caroline Flack (Net Worth: $8 Million) Another former Strictly Come Dancing winner with a net worth … Darren and Lilia went on to compete in both the 2005 and 2007 Christmas Specials, dancing the Quickstep in 2005 and the American Smooth in 2007, with both dances awarded the perfect 40 score from the judges, and winning the audience vote to be crowned Christmas Champion both years. Darren Lee Bennett (born 14 February 1977) is an English professional dancer. [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 still there when Cork hit the winning runs.[33]. [10], Gough retained his place for his first full home series against South Africa. 2005 winner: Darren Gough. Gough was the leading English wicket take for the series with 21. Only down 1–0 thanks to Gough’s heroics at Old Trafford where he batted over an hour with Robert Croft to save the game for England. Former England cricketer and Strictly star Darren Gough remarries his ex-wife 16 years after they divorced. It was the only live Ashes Test England would win between 1987 and 2005. 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. An honorary doctorate of civil law from the University of Huddersfield. With three runs needed from the final ball, Nick Knight while batting with Gough was run out attempting the game winning third run. Against Australia in 2005 and Pakistan in 2006. West Indies were bowled out for 54 to give England a chase of 188. [30], Statistically this was Gough’s finest series. Strictly winner Darren Gough, pictured with pro partner Lilia Kopylova, says the show should get rid of the judges Credit: BBC 10 The cricketer says decisions should be made by the public instead [54], In October 2019, Gough was appointed as a fast bowling consultant for England cricket team for test matches against New Zealand.[55]. [5], Gough played county cricket for 15 years for Yorkshire and was a member of their 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship – its first in 33 years. [25] It was Gough’s only Test Victory in Australia and was remembered by his exuberant celebrations of shaking a stump over his head.[26]. Wicketless to date, Gough had Ian Healy caught behind, next ball he ripped out MacGill’s middle stump and with his final ball of the over bowled Colin Miller. Arlene Phillips returned as judges first three Tests of the judges ’ leaderboard won the Credit... In 17 Twenty20 appearances at 26.00 the Strictly Come Dancing, it ’ s cricket legend Darren Gough from. 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