Graeme Swann: Strictly star's age, height, wife, cricket retirement and more facts

4 September 2018, 19:47 | Updated: 8 September 2018, 15:03

Graeme Swann
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By Tom Eames

Graeme Swann is one of the stars to have signed up for Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Who's taking part?

Here are all the big facts to introduce you to the cricket legend before he takes to the dancefloor...

  1. Who is Graeme Swann?

    Graeme Swann
    Picture: Getty

    Graeme Swann is a former English cricketer.

    He was mainly a right-arm offspinner, and played for his home county Northamptonshire from 1997, before moving to Nottinghamshire in 2005.

    He also played for England from 2000 to 2013.

  2. When did he retire from cricket?

    After an old elbow injury prevented him from joining England on the tour of New Zealand in March 2013, and undergoing surgery, Swann eventually returned to the side when New Zealand toured England in May and June 2013.

    On December 21 2013, Swann announced his retirement from all cricket with immediate effect.

  3. Graeme Swann wife and children: How big is his family?

    Graeme Swann and wife Sarah
    Graeme Swann and wife Sarah. Picture: Getty

    Graeme Swann married his wife Sarah in January 2010.

    They live in Nottingham with their two children, Wilfred (born 2011) and Charlotte (born 2012).

  4. Graeme Swann age: How old is he?

    Graeme Swann was born on March 24, 1979.

    He celebrated his 39th birthday in 2018.

  5. Graeme Swann height: How tall is he?

    Graeme Swann is 6ft (1.83m) tall).

Meet all the other Strictly stars:

- Ashley Roberts
- Charles Venn
- Danny John-Jules
- Faye Tozer
- Graeme Swann
- Joe Sugg
- Kate Silverton
- Katie Piper
- Lauren Steadman
- Lee Ryan
- Dr Ranj Singh
- Seann Walsh
- Stacey Dooley
- Susannah Constantine
- Vick Hope