Project Description

Martin Offiah

Rugby League and Rugby Union Legend

Martin Offiah is an English former professional rugby league player and rugby union. He scored over 500 tries during his rugby league career, making him the first highest try scorer and top try-scoring English player of all time, and now features in a statue of great rugby league players outside Wembley Stadium. Due to his running speed he was nicknamed “Chariots” Offiah after the film Chariots of Fire. Martin played for English clubs Widnes, Wigan, the London Broncos, and the Salford City Reds, and in Australia for Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and St. George clubs.

Martin was appointed MBE in 1997’s New Years Honours list and was among the first set of celebrities to start in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with professional dancer Erin Boag, they finished in fourth place. He hosted a one-off special Strictly African Dancing with Natasha Kaplinsky, and won Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Martin will host WellFit Families in July and August 2020