A Wolves legend is preparing to don his dancing shoes to take part in a charity event alongside a former Big Brother contestant.
Mel Eves will show off his moves in Strictly Come Dancing with Wolves at the Civic Hall on September 27, based on the hit TV series.
It has been organised by the Punjabi Wolves, a group of the club’s fans who set up events throughout the year.
Also signed up are Deana Uppal, from Walsall, who took part in last year’s Big Brother, and kickboxing champion Kirkwood Walker.
Proceeds with be shared between the charity’s six nominated causes.
They are Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Promise Dreams, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Heart & Lung Centre, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the India Project, which helps destitute families in India.
Mr Eves, who scored 44 goals for Wolves during a nine-year career at the Molineux, said: “I’ve always supported Punjabi Wolves, but this is the first time I’m getting hands on and involved.
“I think it’s fantastic what they’re doing raising money for such worthy causes. From football to the cha cha cha, hopefully I can prove to my friends and family I don’t have two left feet.” Dancers will go through gruelling rehearsals, much like the TV show, mastering routines and choreographed sequences.
Punjabi Wolves are now looking for local dance schools in and around the Black Country to take part in the event.
Professionals from each school will be paired up with either local celebrities or novice dancers to learn two dance routines, ranging from the Jive to the Cha-Cha-Cha.
Ticket prices start from £12 for balcony seating, £29.50 for executive seats, including a three-course meal or £39.50 for seats close to the dancefloor.
To book tickets for the event email news@punjabi wolves.co.uk or call the Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000.