OLYMPIC gold medallist Adam Peaty is set to join the star-studded Strictly Come Dancing line-up this year.
But outside of the BBC One dancing competition, the sporting star already lives a glamorous life with his girlfriend, baby son and stunning home.
Adam, 26, who won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics just two weeks ago, confirmed he would be taking to the ballroom later this year.
The news, broken on BBC radio’s news beat, came days after The Sun reported that Strictly bosses were keen to sign an Olympic hero.
Soon Adam will be trading the pool for the dance floor and turning his hand to a new skill as he sits back from training to focus on his mental health.
It will mean he will have to take time out from relaxing in his stunning family home – and back yard swimming pool – for a number of weeks.
In snaps shared to social media, the two-time gold medal winner is often seen sitting in the driver’s seat of luxury cars on the driveway of his home.
Always dressed to the nines in fashionable clothes, Adam is also regularly pictured inside his home, with its newly refurbished and neutral palette.
Outside the house in the garden, the swimmer has a specially-designed swimming pool to train even when he can’t make it out the house.
The rectangular spa pool – which can cost up to £30,000 – is nestled into the grey patio outside and has built-in jets for Adam to swim against.
While some snaps see him in-training in the water, others see him relaxing beside the small pool – showing off his impressive arm tattoos.
Aside from swimming, Adam is frequently seen out and about with his girlfriend Eiri Munro – who he met at the University of Loughborough.
The couple welcomed their first baby, son George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, in September 2020 – months after making the exciting announcement.
The happy family are frequently seen enjoying quality time together in the fresh air – taking baby George-Anderson out for walks in the countryside.
One social media snap sees the sweet baby in a carrier on his dad’s chest as girlfriend Eiri snuggles into him and smiles towards the camera.
‘BAD DANCER BUT QUICK LEARNER’
Adam announced his Strictly news on BBC Radio 1 earlier this week – telling listeners he was a “bad dancer” but “is a quick learner”.
“This will come as a surprise to a lot of people, but I’m so excited to finally share the news that I’ll be joining Strictly this year,” he said in a statement.
“I’m really looking forward to doing something totally different and challenging myself away from the pool. I’m hoping my competitive nature is going to compensate for my dancing abilities!”
Adam revealed earlier this month that he would be taking a break from swimming to focus on his mental health.
He said he would take time out from the sport before the World Championships next year and the Paris Olympics in 2024.
GOLD MEDALS AND A STRICTLY TROPHY?
Peaty became one of the standout stars at this year’s Olympic Games when he won two gold medals and a silver in Tokyo.
He became the first Brit to retain his Olympic swimming gold after winning the 100m breaststroke in Tokyo.
As well as his three gold and two silver Olympic medals, he is an eight-time World Champion, a sixteen-time European Champion and a three-time Commonwealth Champion.
The holder of the world record in 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events, Adam was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
Adam’s announcement comes a day after the show announced their first ever deaf contestant, EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, who wants to shatter all the stereotypes of people with no hearing by taking home the glitterball.
Yesterday, they also confirmed EastEnders star Nina Wadia would be taking part alongside Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly was also revealed.
They have also confirmed The Crown actor Greg Wise, who admitted his wife is “stupidly excited” to watch him.
The trio join the likes of Dan Walker, Katie McGlynn, Tom Fletcher, and Bake Off star John Whaite – who will make show history by partnering up with a man.
The Sun told last month that ex-rugby ace Ugo Monye, 38, is also among those signed up.