Michael Paul Vaughan OBE, born 29 October 1974, is a retired English cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England.
Michael Vaughan is among one of the fourteen celebrity contestants who will be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing series 10.
Michael Vaughan will be dancing with professional dancer Natalie Lowe.
A classically elegant right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner, Michael Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/3 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries.
Known for his shrewd captaincy and man-management skills, Michael Vaughan captained England in 51 Tests between 2003 and 2008, winning 26 (a national record) and losing 11; England won all seven home Tests of the 2004 summer under Vaughan, and the pinnacle of his captaincy career came with a 2–1 victory in the 2005 Ashes, England’s first Ashes victory since 1986/7.
Michael Vaughan announced his retirement from first-class cricket on 30 June
2009 and has since become a pundit and interviewer for BBC Sport, as well as a newspaper columnist.
Strictly Come Dancing dance floor is no stranger to cricketers. Michael Vaughan has hard acts to follow, namely Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash (from the cricket world) who are both Strictly Come Dancing winners.
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