Starting his career at Watford, David went on to play for a number of clubs including Liverpool, where he lifted the League Cup in 1994-95, and Portsmouth, whom he helped to FA Cup success in 2007-08. He amassed 53 caps for his country over an international career spanning 13 years and was first choice at both Euro 2004 and the 2010 World Cup. He also holds the Premier League record for the most clean sheets, with 173.
David, who has worked as a football analyst for the BBC and BT Sport, was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to football and charity, hung up his boots in 2013 after finishing his career at Icelandic club IBV.
Aside from football James has also modelled for Giorgio Armani and H&M as well as being an avid artist, and was the illustrator on the children's book Harry's Magic Pockets: The Circus.
Read more about David on his Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_James_(footballer,_born_1970)
Follow David on Twitter: @jamosfoundation
David will be taking part in the seventeenth series of Strictly and will dance with Nadiya Bychkova
CRH = Craig Revel Horwood
MM = Motsi Mabuse
SB = Shirley Ballas
BT = Bruno Tonioli