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No wonder Gavin Henson is finding it so hard to be loved at the moment. But let's give him a break. When he chose not to wear a shirt for the paso doble during last weekend's Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, Saturday), it wasn't because he was showing off. No, it was just so hot in the studio after all his efforts in the extreme celebrity Arctic challenge of 71 Degrees North (ITV1, Tuesday).

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Ospreys confirm Henson is to join Saracens

Ann Widdecombe could yet stand on the poor boy's toes and wreck the whole thing, but assuming Gavin Henson survives the perils of the BBC ballroom, he will be playing Premiership rugby for Saracens sooner rather than later. Ospreys, his long-suffering employers, last night released the celebrity centre from the remainder of his contract after striking a deal with the ambitious Watford-based club.

James Lawton: Henson lacks defining quality of a star – belief

As Gavin Henson considers swapping the sequins of Strictly Come Dancing for the red star and crescent moon of the Saracens rugby club, and a possible return to the international fields he was born to inhabit, we can only deplore again some of nature's more slipshod habits.

Rees steps forward to lead injury-hit Wales

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Henson's return to action imminent after he trains with depleted Saracens

Gavin Henson, still doing his cha-cha-chas in high definition across a television screen near you, took a significant step of the non-dancing variety towards resuming his day job yesterday when he trained with Saracens, in desperate need of a goal-kicking midfielder after losing the former Springbok outside-half Derick Hougaard to long-term injury. "Yes, Gavin took part in our session, and he thoroughly enjoyed it," said Edward Griffiths, the Watford-based club's chief executive, last night.

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