Martinoffiah

Martin Nwokocha Offiah MBE (born 29 December 1966 is an English former professional rugby league, and rugby union player. Martin was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2013. He scored 501 tries during his rugby league career, making him the third-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. Since retiring Martin has appeared on a number of TV shows.

 

In 2004 Offiah was one of the celebrities who took part in the first series of the BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing, reaching fourth place with his partner Erin Boag. In 2005, alongside Natasha Kaplinsky, he hosted the one-off special, Strictly African Dancing.

 

In 2006 he appeared on a TV special of The Weakest Link, winning £10,050 for charity. Offiah won Celebrity Come Dine With  Me in 2011 which was a Rugby World Cup special. Offiah beat Victor Ubogo, Kieran Bracken and Gareth Chilcott. Offiah has also appeared on BBC quiz show Pointless, firstly with Chris Kamara in 2012, where they were eliminated in the first round, the second time in 2013 with cricketer Philip Tufnell where they won the cash prize by getting a Pointless answer in the final round. Offiah donated his £1,250 prize to the Joining Jack Charity. In 2014 he was a contestant on Splash! In 2015, he appeared with his son Tyler on Big Star's Little Star where they won £11,000 for charity. In 2015, Offiah took part on All Star Mr & Mrs with his partner Virginia.

 

Offiah worked as a pundit for Sky Sports rugby from 2008 until 2013. He was a regular studio guest during the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, and presented a weekly Super League round up on Sky Sports News. He has worked as an agent for several rugby players including Richie Myler, and Kyle Eastmond. Offiah has also appeared several times on the TV show A Question Of Sport. In January 2018, Martin participated in ITV’s  And They're Off! in aid of Sport Relief. He has also been a regular panel guest on The Wright Stuff since 2004.

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