Chris Kamara forced to turn down a spot on Strictly after he failed show’s fitness test


CHRIS Kamara’s Strictly dream has been well and truly shattered – after he failed a fitness test.

The popular Sky Sports Goals On Sunday host and Ninja Warrior presenter has revealed he was forced to turn down a spot on this year’s BBC dance show as his body is “totally knackered”.

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Chris Kamara’s old football injuries rules him out of Strictly
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He has so many injuries from his footballing past with clubs including Stoke and Bradford that he wouldn’t have been able to last a whole series.

He said: “I’ve been invited to do Strictly and they told me who I would be dancing with because, apparently, you have to train with them for six weeks before.

“But it’s just not going to happen because my body is knackered.

“I got injured just before we filmed Ninja Warrior, which stopped me playing football with my mates.

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Chris impressed viewers on the Sport Relief football special of Strictly
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“I haven’t played football since. I’m crocked now, my back has gone and I feel like my body has packed in.

“I’m totally knackered now. They’d need some serious WD40 for me.”

It comes after Kammy impressed viewers on the Sport Relief football special of Strictly Come Dancing last year.

Audience members shouted his catchphrase “Unbelievable Jeff” as he danced alongside pro Anya Garnis.


However, Kammy still has something to look forward to as he is returning to host obstacle assault course show Ninja Warrior UK ­— on Saturday at 6.30pm on ITV — alongside Ben Shephard and Rochelle Humes.

The new series sees one contestant take on the course dressed as Donald Trump.

Speaking about the hapless hopeful, Kammy’s co-star Ben quipped: “He was in a suit with a red tie, the whole look, including the hair. Ironically.

Who dares swears

CELEBRITIES got a huge shock on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins For SU2C when the former squaddies put their endurance to the test.

But what contestants weren’t prepared for was the torrent of swear words used by frontman Ant Middleton and co on Sunday night’s first episode.

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Ant Middleton and co cursed 111 times on opening episode
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He used the f-word 64 times over 47 minutes – a rate of once every 44 seconds.

In total, the former special forces soldiers, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollertonand Mark‘Billy’ Billingham, as well as reality star Sam Thompson and Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, cursed 111 times ­– 94 of which were the word ‘f***’.

At one point, Ant said: “This is not a f****** game for us.”

I think we get the point.


Pecs on beach

FOLLOWING the success of dating game show Naked Attraction, C4 is keeping it steamy with reality series Naked Beach on Thursday.

In the first episode, at 8pm, three Brits with body confidence issues jet to Greece to spend time with body-positive individuals such as Charlotte, and go starkers apart from a splashing of body paint ­­– even I join in on the action.

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Naked Beach outs Brits with body confidence issues with body-positive individuals
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Unlike with rival series Love Island, it’s refreshing to see stars of all shapes and sizes.

We can’t beli-Eve this, BBC

THE BBC has made some odd decisions over the years – but making us wait another two months before airing Killing Eve 2 is truly crazy.

Fans are livid because the second season of the hit thriller, created by and starring British talent including leading lady Jodie Comer, is being shown in the US but cannot be seen in Britain.

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Killing Eve series two will be delayed by another two months
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We have to wait until the beginning of June, when all eight episodes will have aired on BBC America.

It’s all because the Beeb wants to put the show on iPlayer as a boxset, as it did with the first series, so viewers can binge-watch it.

But the move risks leaving Killing Eve’s viewing figures for dead, as some fans will hunt for it illegally online.

The BBC is obsessed with this boxset idea, but this experiment is destined to fail.



THERE’S drama on Home Farm in Emmerdale as poor Rhona suffers a serious health scare.

She collapses in agony when she attempts to go back to her full veterinary duties far too soon after her operation.

Emmerdale’s Rhona collapses as she attempts to get back to work after an operation

She’s left alone as she passes out while treating Kim’s sick horse.

Meanwhile, Pete is at home planning a romantic candlelit birthday dinner with no idea of Rhona’s shock collapse.

In EastEnders, Sharon is seething when she discovers Dennis has been hanging out with Tiff’s old gang.
As Tiff tries to convince Dennis not to meet with drug runner Stix, Sharon walks in.

Dennis’s bag spills open and wads of cash fall out, leaving Sharon shocked and appalled at her golden boy.

Must watch

WHAT? Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life, BBC2, 9pm.

WHY? A young Army medic undergoes brain surgery while awake as cameras return to the operating theatres of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Biz bit

KATIE Price has revealed she is in talks with Netflix about a proposed drama series based on her life.

Speaking at the launch of her new kids’ clothing range, she said: “I’m not giving too much away.”

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