Tony Adams: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant and what is he famous for?

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes… Be sure to come dance is back.

The hit BBC reality series has unveiled a whole new roster of contestants for 2022, including TV presenters, athletes and pop stars.

You can see the full line-up here.

Among the contestants competing for the Glitterball trophy this year is Tony Adams.

But who is Adams and what did he say about the show? Strict?

Adams is a former professional footballer and manager who spent his entire playing career at Arsenal between 1983 and 2002.

Adams, the club’s captain, was commemorated with a statue at the team’s current ground, Emirates Stadium.

In his managerial career, Adams took charge of teams such as Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Spanish club Granada.

In 1999 he received an MBE.

Tony Adams joins Strictly


Adams has a well-documented history of addiction. His 1998 book, AddictedDuring his playing days, he reflects on his descent into alcoholism.

Speaking of in front of him Strict Speaking on stage, Adams said: “I’ve been asked to come a few times, I’m retired now and I thought the time was right. I’ve had some health issues in recent years and worked too hard.

“Recently I decided to put my feet up and watch my kids grow up, I’m now free from addiction and free to do whatever I want. So I decided to learn a new skill, dancing! It looks like a fun show so I’m looking forward to it.”

Be sure to come danceThe live shows are broadcast on BBC One on Saturday nights. Tony Adams: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant and what is he famous for?


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