Read about our approach to external linking. [19], Gough played in the first four Tests of the series. He won his country cap in 1993 after taking 7/42 against Somerset. He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova. Australia won the series 4–1 with England’s win coming in the 4th Test. England bounced back after losing the first Test. [51][52], In the same year he was awarded honorary life membership by Yorkshire Cricket Club. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. [40], The rigors of Test match cricket were proving too much for Gough’s body and he retired. Gough returned for this series playing in the first three of the six Test series. After the first two matches were drawn, England won the third in fading light to record their first Test victory and first Test series victory in Pakistan in almost 40 years. Strictly Come Dancing's 2005 champion has weighed in on how the show could fix up. [29], Gough played both Tests in the 2 match series against Zimbabwe taking 9 wickets. Against Australia in 2005 and Pakistan in 2006. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. [5], Gough played county cricket for 15 years for Yorkshire and was a member of their 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship – its first in 33 years. [56] Week 8 – American Smooth: 32 points,  Rumba: 30 points, Week 9 – Waltz: 35 points, Samba: 29 points, Week 10 – Foxtrot: 36 points, Paso Doble: 36 points. [22] Gough dismissed Makhaya Ntini to seal the game. In 2006, Gough was awarded an honorary degree by Huddersfield University in Barnsley. With a wicket in his first over and his highest Test score of 65 it was quite the debut. Series 3 – Darren Gough ... Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. The Third Test was a draw before England won the Fourth Test in 2 days. Gough took 10 wickets in the first three Tests but would secure cricketing immortality in the final two Tests. Starting the show with one of the lowest scores, Darren was never the top performer of the shows run. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. Gough played all five Tests of the series. [13], On the back of this, Gough was a member of his first Ashes squad. The final morning began with South Africa needing 34 runs with 2 wickets in hand. [41], Gough made his one day debut for England against New Zealand taking 2/36 from 11 overs at Birmingham in 42 run win. It later turned out that Cronje was bribed 50,000 rand to ensure a result. Bennett was born in Sheffield.He first met Kopylova after his … Gough was on a Question of Sport. [1] The spearhead of England's bowling attack through much of the 1990s, he is England's second highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals with 235, and took 229 wickets in his 58 Test matches, making him England's ninth-most-successful wicket-taker. Gough only took one wicket. Series 3 – Darren Gough. 2005 winner: Darren Gough. There was a break for the limited over series – Gough injured his foot bowling his first ball in a match at the MCG and was taken to hospital. [32], West Indies won the first Test at Edgbaston by an innings and 93 runs. Only down 1–0 thanks to Gough’s heroics at Old Trafford where he batted over an hour with Robert Croft to save the game for England. He took 25 wickets – his most in any series and was named joint player of the series with Courtney Walsh. [6][7], His only First-Class century came against Warwickshire in 1996 at Headingley. He went on to win both the main series and the 2005 Christmas Special.Two years later he returned to win the 2007 Christmas Special. Strictly Come Dancing Series 3 Final- Darren&Lilia Freestyle - … IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. He made his first class debut in 1999 against Middlesex at Lord’s taking five wickets. Gough was the leading English wicket take for the series with 21. He and his partner, Lilia Kopylova, defeated athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoë Ball in the final. [24], It was a return down under for the Ashes. Caroline Flack (Net Worth: $8 Million) Another former Strictly Come Dancing winner with a net worth … From 1/95 England collapsed to 8/160. Gough finished with 6/42 his best innings figures in test cricket. Darren and Lilia went on to compete in both the 2005 and 2007 Christmas Specials, dancing the Quickstep in 2005 and the American Smooth in 2007, with both dances awarded the perfect 40 score from the judges, and winning the audience vote to be crowned Christmas Champion both years. England toured Pakistan for a Three Test series. [36], England continued on their winning ways with a 2–1 series victory in Sri Lanka. [2][3][4], Gough was offered a contract by Yorkshire and Rotherham United FC but chose cricket. [42], Gough played in all six of England’s matches in the 1996 World Cup. mirror.co.uk - Tom Bryant. Gough took six wickets in the first Test and would take 10 in the next four. Gough hit the winning runs to give England the 2 wicket victory. Darren and Lilia - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - … It was the only live Ashes Test England would win between 1987 and 2005. Darren and Lilia won the competition, making Darren the first male celebrity to with Strictly Come Dancing. His 5/61 in his 50th test not only put him on the honours board but was also his 200th Test wicket. Gough was on a Question of Sport. Just as he was hitting his peak his body betrayed him and his constantly battled knee injuries.[46]. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [18], Gough played all three Tests of the series. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returned to co-present the main show on BBC One, while Claudia Winkleman returned to present spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips returned as judges. Gough has been on Talk Sport since 2009. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004. I didn't realise he was so light on his feet. Gough played 146 first-class matches for Yorkshire, taking 453 wickets at 27.56. Gough played Australia 17 times and was only on the winning side 3 times. With the first ball of the next over, Steve Waugh took a single off Gough. Darren Gough shook off his tough guy image to become of the few to win the Strictly trophy alongside Lilia Kopylova. [34] Gough took four wickets for the match including the vital wicket of Brian Lara – the fifth time he dismissed him in the series. I'm used to him charging when bowling, not dancing. Following this he took part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour during January and February 2008. [17], Gough played in both tests of the 2 Test series, the first of which is the only Test in the history of Test cricket to finish in a draw with the scores level. Darren Gough has urged 'Strictly Come Dancing' to ban celebrities with dance experience. Australia batted first and moved to 6/321 Watch the winning couple of Strictly Come Dancing 2005, Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova, perform at the final. First England bowler to take 200 ODI wickets, Eighth England bowler to take 200 Test Wickets, 6th Fastest England bowler to take 200 Test Wickets, 2001 Vodafone England cricket of the year, David Cameron wanted Darren Gough to stand as Tory candidate, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 21:03. With three runs needed from the final ball, Nick Knight while batting with Gough was run out attempting the game winning third run. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the… Darren retired from cricket in 2008; he has since gone on to co-present a weekday radio show on talkSPORT. England collapsed badly on the final day losing 8/127 in 87 overs. The first Test was a draw and South Africa won the second by an innings and 92 runs. Chasing 219 for victory, South Africa were 5/27 when Gough took the wickets of Gary Kirsten, Gerhardus Liebenberg and Daryl Cullinan. It was England’s first home five-Test series win since 1985. Gough took 7 wickets for the match. [37], The 2 test series was tied 1–1. Stuart MacGill faced the final ball of that Headley over. Gough was England's 568th Test cricketer. This combined with his many injuries meant his exploits weren’t always associated with winning Test Matches. [28] Home » TV & Movies » Strictly should scrap judges and let the public decide who stays, says winner Darren Gough. The former England fast bowler was crowned champion of the BBC1 show in 2005, before winning the Christmas special that year, and another in 2007. With the bat he averaged 40 for the series. [44], Gough only played 2 T20I matches. He was Kevin Pietersen's best man at his wedding. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [30], Statistically this was Gough’s finest series. 'He did [ask me to stand]. Darren and Lilia are Strictly Come Dancing legends having won seven trophies between them and appearing in six series. With the England team thoroughly outclassed, Gough played a solo hand taking 20 wickets at 21.25. An honorary doctorate of civil law from the University of Huddersfield. After six wickets in the first two tests he was wicketless in the third. [31] England won the series 3–1 giving them their first series victory against the West Indies in 31 years. He took 290 wickets in 212 List A games at 23.34 and 16 wickets in 17 Twenty20 appearances at 26.00. [15] X-rays revealed a stress fracture in his foot and he missed the final two Tests of the series. The highlight was five wickets in an innings and scoring a 50 in Sydney where he was also man of the match.[14]. Steve Waugh and Matthew Nicholson took Australia to 161 before Dean Headley dismissed Nicholson. Former England cricketer and Strictly star Darren Gough remarries his ex-wife 16 years after they divorced. Of his 229 dismissals, Ricky Ponting and Michael Slater featured the most – eight times each. It was almost a year until Gough would next play Test cricket as England toured South Africa. Once again injury prevented Gough from playing as an inflamed knee caused him to miss the final two tests. Darren Gough went from cricket to the cha-cha and became the third winner of the show Credit: check copyright 2005 - Darren Gough. He co-presents the weekday afternoon drive-time show with Adrian Durham. Gough was still there when Cork hit the winning runs.[33]. The former England. The West Indies continued their momentum into the 2nd Test at Lords when they took a 133 run lead into the second innings. [20], Gough was back for the South African series and played in the four of the five tests. Strictly winner Darren Gough, pictured with pro partner Lilia Kopylova, says the show should get rid of the judges Credit: BBC 10 The cricketer says decisions should be made by the public instead South Africa were leading 2–0 heading into the Fifth Test which became one of the most infamous tests in cricket history. With his wife Lilia Kopylova he has a successful career in professional Latin dancing, competing nationally and internationally.Darren's favourite dances are the Samba and the Foxtrot.They teach private lessons in their own studio at Sheffield, England. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. The duo received top marks on both occasions for their Quickstep and American smooth respectively. The former England fast bowler was crowned … He retired from cricket in 2008. Capable of swinging the ball late, many of his wickets were gained through lbw or bowled, often with an inswinging yorker delivery. IF anyone should know who to impress to win Strictly Come Dancing, it’s cricket legend Darren Gough. [59], Darren and his wife Anna divorced in 2002, after 8 years of marriage but remarried in 2018.They have two sons, Liam and Brennan. Strictly's Darren Gough slams BBC for bringing in celebs with dance experience. Gough, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, said Mr Cameron did not know that a Conservative politician would 'never win a seat' in the South Yorkshire town. In the Fifth Test, England had too much momentum for a fatigued visitors who lost by 158 runs. With no play possible on Days 2, 3 and 4, Cronje and Hussein agreed to forfeit an innings to give England a final day run chase of 249. In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly. In 2005, Gough took part in the BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with British National champion Lilia Kopylova. Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. 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