World News – GB – Meet Jason Bell – Strictly Come Dancing Competitor and American Football Player


Everything You Need To Know About The American Football Player In The Strictly Class Of 2020

By Radio Times staff

Saturday November 7, 2020 at 6.30 p.m.

Former NFL star Jason Bell found himself in the dreaded final three of Week 2 of Strictly Come Dancing, but he and his pro partner Luba Mushtuk avoided the dreaded dance and, after that reprieve , who knows how far the upper class the athlete could progress in the coming weeks

In Week 3 Jason and Luba will dance a Star Wars themed Paso Doble by John Williams. We have no doubt he will be more Han Solo than Jabba the Hutt! Assuming he can get by with a lightsaber…

Jason and Luba performed a Salsa to Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers in week two and Jason managed to convince viewers, many fans commented on how delicious his performance was

Unfortunately for the football star turned TV specialist, not all of the Strictly Come Dancing judges were impressed, with Bell scoring just 18 points

Ultimately, he finished in eighth place in the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard when the scores were combined with week one.

Otherwise, in the episode, Bell got quite emotional when he received a virtual message from his mother and sister at their home in the United States.

So, as we wait for the results of the first strict elimination, here’s everything you need to know about him

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Jason Bell is best known for being a National Football League (NFL) cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New York Giants

He started his football career in 2001, when he signed as an undrafted free agent for the Dallas Cowboys He left the team in 2002 to join the Houston Texans, leading the team and receiving the Ed Block Courage award at the end of that season.

In 2006, he joined the New York Giants before retiring in 2008 after undergoing end-of-career surgery the previous year

Since the end of his footballing career, Bell has become a broadcaster and currently acts as an NFL specialist for BBC Sport alongside former New York Giants player Osi Umenyiora

Bell shares six-year-old girl with Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, to whom he was briefly engaged He said he asked his ex Nadine for strict advice

The athlete made history this year as the first American football player to decorate the dance floor in the Strictly Come Dancing line-up

And he certainly impressed performing American Smooth to My Girl from The Temptations, with his professional dance partner Luba Mushtuk

Jason received praise and encouragement, and Motsi Mabuse told him, « From now on, I’m going to call you ‘Jason Joy’, because you are spreading the joy I can feel it all through your face and your movements « 

Shirley added: « I think you gave 100% and I think most sports people hold back a bit and you didn’t Your footwork was absolutely fantastic »

In the first week, Jason and Luba placed seventh on the Strictly Come Dancing chart, which saw the HRVY singer at the top after his lively Jive with his dance partner Janette Manrara

While Motsi and Shirley praised his performance, Craig Revel Horwood was not so impressed when he explained that if he welcomes risk-taking couples to the dance floor, “unfortunately” it didn’t pay off for the dance floor. duo this time

In September, Jason referred to his participation in this year’s series in a statement: « It is strictly the epitome of British television and this year, more than ever, I am so proud and honored to participate »

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« It was strictly the first show I ever watched when I moved to the UK and I’m a huge fan My six year old daughter never got a chance to see me run on the pitch at an NFL game, but she’s very excited that I’m taking the dance floor Hope I can make her proud « 

He said: « I would just get used to one kind of dance and routine and now that I am doing another my body has to adjust completely and in sport, in my sport you are getting good competence and keep working on it

« But now it’s like learning a whole new job in the field, which has been really difficult but also rewarding »

Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One Saturday at 7:25 p.m. and Sunday at 7:15 p.m. You can find the full Strictly Come Dancing line-up here If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV guide

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