Rio Ferdinand has no plans to swap football for TV.
The Manchester United soccer star loved filming 'Let's Get Gold' - which sees 15 teams of athletes competing to win a £100,000 prize by transforming their sport into a dance routine but he won't give up his football career for a presenting role.
He told The Sun newspaper: ''I loved doing it but I still imagine being a football manager after I quit the game. Right now I'd like to keep playing and do this as a sideline.''
Rio also revealed he nearly became a dancer instead of a footballer. He explained: I was about 10 years old when this guy saw me doing gymnastics and said he thought I could do ballet. I really just went along because it was different to being around my estate. I ended up going for four years, three times a week. I did lots of different dance and really enjoyed it. But then my dad said, 'Rio, you need to pick between dance and football'. Luckily, I went for football.''
'Let's Get Gold' - which also features Vernon Kay, Una Healy, Freddie Flintoff and Martine McCutcheon - will air on ITV1 on Thursday (05.07.12) at 9pm.