Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Robbie Savage

Could the pundit and former footballer have a future in pop music? Judge for yourselves...

Name: Robbie Savage


Age: 36

Famous for: Footballer / pundit

Bio: As a player, Robbie enjoyed stints at Derby County, Leicester City, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers, among others. He was a regular in the Welsh national side, with 39 caps for his country, but left under a cloud after reports of a bust-up with manager John Toshack.

A controversial character, whom players and fans alike love to hate, Robbie is known for his flowing blond locks, perma-tan and a robust playing style, which at one time made him the most yellow-carded player in the Premier League. 

Other football-related controversies have included numerous accusations of on-field “simulation” and a £10,000 fine for using a referee’s toilet at half-time.

Now pursuing a career as a football pundit, Savage is co-host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 show.

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