Olympian Adam Peaty says he still has a lot to learn ahead of competing on Strictly

Olympian Adam Peaty has admitted that despite the upcoming launch date of Strictly Come Dancing, he still has no dance moves.

The three-time Olympic champion signed up for the show after his heroics in Tokyo in the summer.

Peaty, a swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke, will hit the dance floor later this month for the launch of Strictly, but announced he still has a lot to learn.

He told the PA news agency, “I haven’t heard of any dance moves and it’s two weeks away. So it’ll be fun, but we’ll see. “

Peaty, 26, spoke at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, where he was honored with two gold and silver medals in Tokyo for Outstanding Achievement of the Year.

He was full of praise for his Team GB colleagues and looked ahead to the 2024 Games in Paris.

Peaty said, “It’s an amazing achievement and I think Team GB has done just that for this year.

“There are so many people who are not recognized, the team is just so full, it has an incredible depth.

“And hopefully we can develop together as a team over the next three years and hopefully win more medals in Paris.”

Peaty also highlighted the impact sport can have on the next generation.

He said, “For me it’s not about winning or winning world records, but how does that translate into a normal life? How can this be carried over to the children? At the grassroots level, so that you can inspire yourself and learn something about yourself? “

Stars joining Peaty on Strictly include former rugby player Ugo Monye, ​​Peep Show’s Robert Webb and BBC breakfast host Dan Walker.

The series starts on September 18.

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