Rugby star Austin Healey is renowned for his fighting spirit.
Capped 51 times for England in a career marred by agonising injury, he then cha-cha-chad his way through the pain to reach the quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.
Now, a decade on from retiring from rugby and seven years from his moment in the Strictly spotlight, Austin has admitted the inevitable: he needs a knee replacement.
Injury: Austin Healey danced his way through the pain to reach the quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing
Crippling pain from rugby injuries and arthritis has dogged him for years, and at times he has had to rely on a cocktail of painkillers to get through the day.