Michael Vaughan: Cricket legend and Strictly star's wife, age, height and more facts

22 December 2018, 18:41

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan and Nadiya Bychkova. Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

England cricket ace Michael Vaughan is returning to Strictly Come Dancing for this year's Christmas special.

Six years after finishing in seventh place on the show, he will be making a dancefloor comeback, and here are all the important facts:

  1. Who is Michael Vaughan?

    Michael Vaughan
    Michael Vaughan. Picture: Getty

    Michael is a former English cricketer, playing all forms of the game and is a former English captain. He also played for Yorkshire.

    He was ranked as one of the best batsmen in the world after the 2002/03 Ashes. He was also the captain of the England team when they regained the Ashes in 2005.

    He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in 2009.

  2. Michael Vaughan wife and children: Is he married?

    Michael Vaughan and wife Nichola in 2005, after receiving his OBE
    Michael Vaughan and wife Nichola in 2005, after receiving his OBE. Picture: Getty

    Michael Vaughan married his Northern Irish partner Nichola Shannon in 2003.

    The couple have three children: Archie, Jemima and Tallula.

  3. Michael Vaughan height: How tall is he?

    Michael stands at around 6ft 1in.

  4. Michael Vaughan age: How old is he?

    Michael was born on October 28, 1974. He celebrated his 44th birthday in 2018.

    He was born in Eccles, Greater Manchester, and is the younger son of Graham and Dee Vaughan. He is a great-great-nephew of 20th century Lancashire and England cricketers Ernest and Johnny Tyldesley.

    His father, an engineer, also captained the Worsley third XI.