Stuart Broad just announced his retirement from cricket, and he is apparently being considered for a role on Strictly Come Dancing.
The 37-year-old announced his retirement from cricket last week, following the conclusion of day three of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia.
Stuart has retired from cricket after 16 years, but rather than taking naps and taking full advantage of weekday happy hours (which is certainly what we’d do if we resigned at 37), he may need to warm up his hips.
This is due to the fact that he has apparently been invited to appear on the BBC’s largest Saturday night show.
‘Stuart is very much the hero of the hour and a perfect choice to fill the coveted sports star slot,’ shared a TV insider.
They added to The Sun: ’It is a last-minute approach, but the BBC think he’s worth trying to get him on board because he would be hugely popular with viewers.’
If the BBC’s pitching is as brilliant as Stuart’s on the pitch, and they can persuade him, there will be some ‘cricket-themed dances’. We can almost imagine it: a passionate waltz with bat-ography.
They’ll also want to add a bandana in his outfits because it’s his signature accessory. We’re guessing the Strictly version will feature a few more sequins.
Stuart’s fiancée Mollie King, who competed in the series in 2017, will be able to give him lots of suggestions at home.
Mollie, 36, finished fifth with partner AJ Pritchard, almost missing out on a spot in the finals.
Strictly will almost certainly hope that Stuart and Mollie can find Saturday night babysitters for their eight-month-old daughter Annabella, as a source said: ‘Having Mollie supporting him in the audience week after week would be a huge bonus.’
Speaking about his exit from cricket, Stuart told Sky Sports Cricket: ‘I’m loving cricket as much as I ever have, it’s been a wonderful series to be a part of and I’ve always wanted to finish at the top.
‘This series feels like it has been the most wonderful and entertaining to be a part of.’
The next series of Strictly could be equally as wonderful and entertaining…