Local Man and BBC presenter Mike Bushell is set to put on his dancing shoes this weekend to start his campaign to win the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy.
Mike previously lived in local Andover villages, but now lives in Overton, he has been paired up with Strictly Siren Pro Katya Jones.
A loveable and cheeky sports presenter at the BBC, Mike famously slipped into a swimming pool while interviewing a swimming team during the 2018 Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast of Australia, leaving the athletes in tears with laughter and Mike soggy and a little embarrassed!
Speaking to Andover & Villages about his new venture, Mike said, “I will fly the flag for embarrassing dad dancers everywhere.”
Despite the Strictly couple’s hard work in the studio, bookmakers believe it is unlikely Mike will hold the Glitterball Trophy as his odds suggest he could be one of the first to go.
He is currently tipped as a 4/1 chance of exiting first with James Cracknell on the same, followed closely by Will Bayley on 5/1.
Mike is definitely game for a laugh, we will be rooting for him this weekend!