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Darren Gough's Biography

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Who is Darren Gough?

Darren Gough was born in Barnsley on 18 September 1970.

Regarded as England's first exponent of reverse-swing, Darren Gough was a right-arm fast bowler for Yorkshire and then Essex.

In February 2007 Yorkshire signed Darren Gough to return to them as captain.

In Strictly Come Dancing series 3 Darren Gough partnered Latin American Champion, Lilia Kopylova, and, although they were underdogs, Darren and Lilia won!

Strictly Come Dancing should have been an odd experience for Darren who told the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing Site: "I never dance in clubs because I feel really embarrassed and don't like people watching me."

Gough had his debut as an England cricketer in 1994.

Dogged by injury, mainly to the knee, Darren Gough took 228 wickets in 56 tests.

In the 1998/99 season, Gough achieved the only hat trick against Australia by an England bowler in the 20th century.

His last full test was against South Africa at Lords in the summer of 2003, although Gough has gone on to play several one day internationals for England.

In January 2007, the BBC reported how England chairman of selectors David Graveney apologised to Darren Gough for the way his omission from the World Cup squad was handled.

Darren Gough's best friend is Kevin Pietersen, who has chosen Gough to be best man at his wedding.

Darren Gough's hobbies include golf and films.

Darren Gough told The Observer:

"The great chip shop is one of the last bastions of British yesteryear, alongside the record industry."

On 30 January 2009, Media Guardian reported that TalkSport had signed Darren Gough to co-present the Friday drivetime slot with Adrian Durham in the summer.

In 2016, he was one of the celebrities on Channel 5's Tour de Celeb.

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