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Carl Froch signs up for BBC gymnastics show ‘Tumble’

Phil Jay 13/06/2014

Boxing champion Carl Froch is set to participate in a new Saturday night BBC TV show on the back of his stunning success over George Groves at the end of last month.

The 36 year-old, who successfully defended his WBA and IBF titles with an eighth round knockout win at Wembley Stadium, will join Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, former Eastenders actor and National Lottery presenter John Partridge and Ian ‘H’ Watkins from the band Steps.

Froch is in wind-down mode since his career-defining exploits against Groves and sees the new entertainment show as an ideal way to keep himself in the public eye whilst he considers his next move in the ring.

“After a fight of such magnitude it will be great for me to get my body and mind stuck straight into a new discipline,” said Froch.

“I am excited to learn these new skills as gymnastics, backflips and somersaults are something that have always impressed me and I have wanted to be able to do.”

‘The Cobra’ has been linked to a massive clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas at the end of the year, although is also mulling over the possibility of retirement – which means he will have more time to work on his TV career.

Last year, Froch participated in ITV dance show ‘Stepping Out’ with his wife-to-be Rachael Cordingly, but this time the hardened Nottingham fighter is set to go it alone – possibly lycra and all.

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