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Last Updated: Thursday October 28 2010 06:34 GMT

Gavin Henson signs for Saracens

Gavin Henson

Strictly Come Dancing's Gavin Henson has waltzed his way into a new rugby club!

The rugby star has left Welsh side Ospreys and has signed a contract with English side Saracens.

The 28-year-old hasn't played rugby since he hurt his ankle 18 months ago, and is currently on unpaid leave.

Gavin has already been training with the Saracens squad, but isn't expected to fully commit until his time on Strictly Come Dancing is over.

His arrival at Vicarage Road will give Watford-based club Saracens additional fly-half cover after their South African number 10 Derick Hougaard was injured earlier this month.

"Gavin's thrilled with what's happened now," said his agent Matt Ginvert.

But the managing director of his old club is not so happy with the Welsh star's move. Mike Cuddy said the Ospreys have "reluctantly" agreed to release Henson from the remainder of his contract.

Henson was contracted to stay with the Ospreys until May