Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage

Biography

Tenacious midfielder Robbie Savage notched up two decades playing for his Welsh national team, as well as a host of other Premier League giants.

The 36 year old earned himself a reputation for his notorious playing style, particularly his "snapping at the heels" defending, but he has since gone on to gain a considerable following for his football punditry.

I'm quite shy, so I'm hoping Strictly helps me to come out of my shell a bit.Robbie Savage

Career

Robbie began his career playing for Manchester United's youth team in 1991 and went on to make over 600 appearances for Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Crewe Alexandra and Brighton and Hove Albion.

He also played in the Welsh national team for more than 20 years.

In January of this year Robbie announced on Twitter that he would be retiring at the end of the season to concentrate on his growing media career.

In his last two games he was met with a round of applause and a standing ovation from both sets of supporters.

Off the pitch Robbie is also carving a name for himself as one of Britain's favourite pundits and recently won The Sony DAB Rising Star Award for his work on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 programme.

Robbie's honest and forthright opinions can be read weekly in his Daily Mirror column and Zoo magazine, as well as being heard in his regular appearances on both TV and radio for the BBC.

Background

Robbie was born in Wrexham and went to Ysgol Bryn Alyn school in Gwersyllt until he completed his GCSEs in 1991.

On leaving school, he joined Manchester United as an apprentice, despite growing up as a supporter of their great rivals Liverpool.

Robbie has been married to his wife Sarah for 9 years. The couple has two sons, Charlie, 8, and Freddie, 4.

Trivia

Robbie is very particular about his hair and is more worried about having to style it than wearing lycra and sheer shirts.

He is currently in the top 50 most capped Premier League players of all time.

His book Savage! The Robbie Savage Autobiography was released in August 2011.


Dancing partner

Ola Jordan

Robbie Savage is dancing with Ola Jordan.

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Robbie's progress

Week 10

Quickstep

30/40

Week 9

Samba

25/40

Swing-a-thon

1/7

Week 8

Salsa

26/40

Week 7

American Smooth

31/40

Week 6

Waltz

29/40

Week 5

Paso Doble

26/40

Week 4

Jive

27/40

Week 3

Tango

30/40

Week 2

Foxtrot

29/40

Week 1

Cha Cha Cha

19/40

Judges' comments

Craig Revel Horwood

High point

"I did love the concept and I did love your performance of the dance."

Len Goodman

Low point

"It was a little bit rough around the edges for me."

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