David James, 49, has been working up a sweat in the dance studio this week.
The former England goal keeper has been busy rehearsing for his first live performance on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 with professional dancer partner Nadiya Bychkova, 30, since Monday.
The sports pundit has seemingly been so preoccupied with nailing his routine that he forgot to remove his dance shoes when he stepped out for a break during training earlier this week.
The youthful-looking grandfather was photographed in a casual grey T-shirt, blue shorts, yellow socks and his black lace-up dance shoes when he headed out to grab some food.
The ex-footballer, who played over 572 top-level premier League matches over the course of his career, has been documenting his Strictly journey on social media this week.
David took to Instagram account yesterday to share video clips with his 138,000 followers showing his time in the training room with Nadiya.
In one video, the dancing duo perform a short Bollywood routine to whet the appetite of Strictly fans.
Taking to his Instagram stories at the end of day four, a tired-looking David told fans: “best day so far…and I’m feeling it.”
He was then seen hunched over, with his hands on his knees, as his partner talks to the camera.
His dance teacher Nadiya, a professional Ukrainian ballroom and Latin American dancer, encouragingly responds: “Now, get a good rest before day five.”