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Social media fears Arsenal legend Tony Adams will flop on Strictly after coaching video re-emerges

Tony Adams has been announced as the 11th celebrity to appear on Strictly Come Dancing this year

Not so fantastic! Social media fears Arsenal legend Tony Adams will flop Strictly after his bizarre coaching video resurfaces – and who would want to partner with him after breaking his teammate’s ARM by dropping him!

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Arsenal and England legend Tony Adams will be a guest on Strictly Come Dancing this year, and social media has been quick to give examples of why they think he will struggle on the popular show.

Known as a fierce and competitive defender on the pitch during his iconic career, he will now be looking for moves off the pitch when he hits the dance floor on the BBC show later this year.

Although he is considered one of the best defenders of his generation, his style and flair on the field were not particularly graceful.

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So there’s not much hope for the 55-year-old to win the show, but once the announcement was made, fans reacted with excitement at the prospect of seeing the lanky former defender dance, which included the doble, salsa and the rumba.

It wasn’t long before a bizarre training video, which went viral while he was in Granada, resurfaced online.

It shows him waving his hands as he tries to get the message across to his players, then making some more wild arm movements as he runs back and forth.

Tony Adams has been announced as the 11th celebrity to appear on Strictly Come Dancing this year

Adams has been a fierce competitor on the pitch, but fans fear he may struggle on the show

Adams has been a fierce competitor on the pitch, but fans fear he may struggle on the show

Adams hopes not to drop his partner on the show like he did with teammate Steve Morrow

Adams hopes not to drop his partner on the show like he did with teammate Steve Morrow

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Alex Dunne wrote: ‘If his dance is anything like that Spanish training video, we’re in for a treat.’

Football fans also pointed to the famous moment when he dropped friend Steve off his shoulders as they celebrated their 1993 League Cup final victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Adams, who made the fumble when he was in peak physical condition as a player, broke Morrow’s arm when his teammate reached out to prevent it from falling on his head.

Let’s hope Adams doesn’t make the same mistake when he has to pick up his partner on the dance floor.

Darren Walsh shared the photo of the incident where Morrow held out his arms to avoid falling on his head, captioning it: “What could go wrong?”

Martin Ross added: ‘Is his partner Steve Morrow? Don’t let him do elevators. (If you know, you know).’

Another user commented, “If he showed an ounce of dancing ability, he’d have a shot at winning, but he’s going to be a s***, wouldn’t he.”

Arsenal fans responded quickly with one writing: ‘I expect our fan base will help him get far through the series.’

Another referred to Arsenal’s double winning seasons with Adams, winning the Premier League and FA Cup in 1997-98 and 2001-02, as they wrote: ‘From the double to the double.’

Koulla Yiasouma wrote: ‘Oh my god. Oh my God. Oh my God.

“Just when you thought you couldn’t love Strict more than you, they picked the best captain Arsenal ever had.”

James Ash commented: ‘Oh ffs I’m going to have to watch it,’ while another Twitter wrote: ‘My dad is definitely fizzing.’

After the news was announced, Adams said: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the temptation of the sequins and the call of the salsa makes me trade my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly Soft ones.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to give it my all on the 20th anniversary of Strictly Come Dancing this year. I can’t wait to meet my partner – god help her – and start dancing.’

He has had both captaincy and is regarded as one of Arsenal’s greatest players ever and one of the greatest players of all time in English football.

He has won 66 caps for England, appeared in four major tournaments and won 10 major trophies, while still being the only player in English football history to lead a team to three top flight titles over three different decades.

This year’s show will also feature Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, as well as Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor and Molly Rainford.

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