Freddie Flintoff announces his departure from A League Of Their Own

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15 Feb 2022, 13:13

Credit: Getty / Sky

Credit: Getty / Sky

Freddie Flintoff is all out of A League Of Their Own.

The former cricket player has announced he’ll be stepping down from Sky series after 12 years on the panel. 

Freddie revealed the news in his Instagram Stories, much to the disappointment of ALOTO fans. 

He wrote: “It's been 12 years, 16 series, 6 road trips across America & Europe, 2 BAFTAs and a mud bath I'd rather forget, but now the time has come to leave the amazing ALOTO team.

"I'd like to say a huge thanks to all of you who tuned in over the years and to everyone I have worked with on the show – what an unforgettable journey it's been."

Freddie joined the sports quiz show, famous for its hilarious physical challenges, back in 2010, and took over hosting duties from James Corden in 2019 alongside fellow team captain Jamie Redknapp. 

The sportsman turned to TV after retiring from professional cricket, having played for England between 1998 and 2009.

Since then, Freddie has dipped his toe in many a TV pond, having won the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, and started hosting car show Top Gear in 2019.

So now that he’s saying goodbye to A League Of Their Own, could he join Strictly? Well back in November, he revealed he's up for Waltzing across the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom soon — but only if he's put with professional dancer/judge Anton Du Beke.

The happily married TV star and dad-of-four told The Sun, he would only sign up if a certain someone was his partner.

Promoting his book, The Book of Fred, he joked: “I can just imagine it, 'Right, Anton, I'll lead you, son'. I reckon I could pick him up as well, no problem."

We’re all here for it, Freddie!