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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher offered role on Strictly Come Dancing new series but will have to have ‘a few bevvies’

JAMIE CARRAGHER could be set for a new TV role - as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit claimed on air that he has been approached by the hit BBC show to take part in their next series.

Carragher made the revelation as he asked former England keeper David Seaman - who appeared on ITV’s Dancing On Ice - for his advice on the Football Show.

The Kop idol seemed keen on the idea, saying: “I’ll have a go with a few bevvies down me.”

He added: “We were a bit worried about the financial implications on the Premier League and I thought I was going to lose out on a bit of dough.

"So I took the opportunity to go on Strictly and nick a few quid.”

The show’s host Kelly Cates said: “Half the time I don’t know whether he is joking or not.

"Carra could be going on Strictly, I don’t know.”

Plenty of footballers have followed in Peter Schmeichel's footsteps after he became the first ex-pro to appear on Strictly, in 2006.

John Barnes made it one week further than the Manchester United hero by being the eighth man out in the following series, but both fared better than Peter Shilton's early exit.

Most memorably, Robbie Savage attempted to prove his much-vaunted elegance in series nine and waltzed his way to sixth - a finish beaten by Arsenal and England Women's legend Alex Scott and her run to fifth-place last year.

Craig Revel Horwood insists Strictly Come Dancing will go ahead - and reveals producers have 'contingency plans' in place

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