Bosses ‘ditched’ big star Gun­nell

Daily Star Sunday - - NEWS - ■ by ED GLEAVE

SPORT­ING leg­end Sally Gun­nell has re­vealed she was snubbed by Strictly chiefs at the 11th hour.

The for­mer Olympian, 51, was in ad­vanced talks to take part in the dance con­test two years ago.

But just a few weeks be­fore the launch she was told she had been re­placed by fel­low ex-ath­lete Iwan Thomas, 43.

Sally told the Daily Star Sun­day: “Strictly is one of the shows I would like to do be­cause I liked the idea of learn­ing some­thing new. And I got close to do­ing it, but I didn’t get to the


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