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Gareth Thomas's Biography

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Who is Gareth Thomas?

Gareth Thomas was Wales's most capped rugby player.

In his time, he captained Wales and the Lions.

In December 2009 he came out as gay.

In 2012, Gareth Thomas became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother.

In 2013, Gareth Thomas was paired with Robin Johnstone on Dancing on Ice.

They reached the semi-final, coming fourth.

Gareth Thomas was forced to pull out due to poor health. He had been struggling with motion sickness in training for his flying routine. On competition day itself, the on-site medics declared him too ill to compete suspended above the ice, having completed the first routine.

In November 2016, Channel Four revealed that Gareth Thomas would be one of the celebrities taking part in season 4 of The Jump.

However, just before the final of The Jump in March 2017, Gareth Thomas pulled out of the show for personal reasons.

In July 2017, BBC One Wales broadcast Alfie v Homophobia: Hate In The Beautiful Game, in which Gareth Thomas tackled the issue of homophobia in football.

In September 2019 Gareth Thomas revealed he was HIV positive.

The subject was explored in the BBC Wales documentary Gareth Thomas: HIV And Me.

In December 2019, the BBC announced that Gareth Thomas was set to cycle 500 miles in aid of Sport Relief in just seven days, culminating in delivering the Sports Personality of the Year trophy.

In August 2020, the BBC revealed that Gareth Thomas would be one of the contestants on Celebrity Best Home Cook.

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