My Life Under the Spotlight
An entertaining first-hand account of Mark Ramprakash's remarkable journey from cricket star to prime-time TV dancing champion
Mark Ramprakash is arguably the greatest English batsman of his generation, but he is also an enigma. He is among an elite group of players who have scored 100 first-class centuries, yet has never flourished as he should have done at Test level. To many people in the UK, he is just as well known for his exploits on the dance floor: he won Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and went on to win the Champion of Champions final in 2008 for Sport Relief.
In Strictly Me, Ramprakash covers in detail all aspects of his cricket career - from the hot-headed cricketing prodigy who made his Test debut for England at the age of 21 to finally being cast aside by his country in 2002. He discusses how he has become one of the UK's best celebrity dancers and how his newfound status as a media celebrity has flourished since then.
“[Ramprakash] writes with modesty and humour that will endear him to everyone”
The Good Book Guide
“An honest, complex man (Book of the Week)”
The Independent on Sunday
“Ramprakash serves up a refreshingly frank and honest assessment of his career and his life”
All Out Cricket
“A candid memoir [that] paints a surprisingly revealing picture of an often frustrated man striving for perfection”
Spin World Cricket Monthly