Peter Crouch is hosting his own festival ‘Crouchfest’ at the O2 in June


Peter Crouch is one of football’s most-loved personalities.

The 38-year-old doesn’t take himself too seriously - unlike a lot of footballers - and his self-deprecating humour has made him extremely popular among football fans.

Crouchy - as he’s affectionately known - has over 650,000 followers on Twitter and many of his humorous tweets have gone viral over the years.

He also has a hugely popular podcast out at the moment.

Now midway through its second series, ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’ has been a massive hit.

Crouch co-hosts the podcast with the BBC's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce and BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark.

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They discuss various topics related to being a professional footballer - including what goes on in the dressing room before and after matches, what happens on footballer nights out, and what happens when you’re being transferred between clubs - and, as well as being informative and revealing, it’s very funny.

At the end of the first series, the boys went to the much-discussed Samrat Indian restaurant in London and invited some of the people they’d spoken about - including Dev from Coronation Street.

It was a brilliant night, by all accounts. However, the lads have come up with much bigger plans for an event to mark the end of Series Two.

Stark announced one the most-recent episode - ‘That Half Time episode’ - that he was trying to book The O2 Arena in London to host a festival.

Yes, The O2 Arena. Even Crouch couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

But Crouch himself has announced that ‘Crouchfest’ will be happening at the indigo at The O2 on Saturday, 15 June.

Tickets are available for the bargain price of £12.25 and it promises to be a top night.


It’ll hopefully feature a guest appearance from Crouchy’s favourite band, Kasabian.

Here he is in the middle of a mosh-pit at one of their gigs last year…

And Dev from Corrie has to be there as well, surely? (A little in-joke for listeners of the podcast).

We’re off to book ourselves a few tickets.

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