Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Thom Evans

The former Scottish rugby hunk is sure to impress the Strictly voters with his quick feet and fabulous abs...


Name: Thom Evans


Age: 29

Twitter: @ThomEvans11

Famous for: Scotland winger turned rugby hunk and model

Former rugby star Thom Evans certainly has the body to stand the Strictly challenge, but could he become the first rugby player to take the Strictly glitter ball?

Thom’s career as a Scotland international was cruelly cut short in February 2010 when he suffered a serious neck injury during a Six Nations match against Wales. He’s since had several operations on his spine.

His brother Max still plays for Scotland, but Thom has moved on since his playing days, first trying out for Scottish athletics before embarking on a modelling career and a two-year relationship with actress Kelly Brook. 

Matt Dawson, Ben Cohen and Gavin Henson have all gone from the rugby pitch to the dance floor, but so far the sport has yet to produce a Strictly winner. Could chiselled Thom, who also has the backing of his cousin, radio DJ Chris Evans, buck the trend?

Then… twinkle-toed Scottish winger


Now… sidestepping Strictly hunk