Dancing On Ice: Monty Panesar – Who is he? Contestant profile

All you need to know about the cricketer and Dancing On Ice 2018 contestant.

Name: Monty Panesar

Age: 35

Why is he famous? English international cricketer.

Professional partner: Melody Le Moal

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What he said:

When Panesar’s name was announced, he said: "This is a great opportunity to keep myself fit and motivated and try a different sport. I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be very exciting.”

Where have you seen him before?

Cricketer Panesar is a left-arm spinner who has played 76 times for England.

He was dropped from the national team and replaced by Graeme Swann, but eventually regained his place in the squad after improving at county level for Sussex.

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Panesar isn’t attached to any county at the moment, but most recently played for Northamptonshire. Earlier this year he was signed up by Cricket Australia as a spin bowling consultant.

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Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January 2018.

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