Greg Rutherford (Getty Images)
London - Britain's long jump world champion Greg Rutherford is to take a break
from his day job to appear on the BBC's popular programme 'Strictly
Come Dancing', he revealed on Monday.
The 29-year-old 2012 Olympic champion, who had to settle for bronze
at the Rio Olympics, said he was facing a vastly different challenge
from trying to jump the furthest into a sandpit.
"I love being challenged and taking to the Strictly ballroom is like
nothing I have ever done before," said Rutherford, who won the world
title in 2015 and is also a two-time European champion.
"Doing this is definitely a long jump from my day job for sure!" he joked.
Rutherford, who has been honoured with a statue of himself erected in
his home town of Milton Keynes in 2014, is no stranger to TV shows
having appeared in five since he won the long jump at the London Olympic