Peter Crouch is one of the most popular footballers to have ever graced the game.
The iconic cult figure was a very capable striker in his pomp, but it's his down-to-earth personality and natural funniness off the pitch that has secured his reputation.
Some of Crouch's tweets down the years have been brilliant and if you haven't ever listened to 'That Peter Crouch Podcast' on Radio 5 Live, then you really are missing out.
The Englishman is having quite the impact on the media circuit, so much so that he has now been handed his own BBC prime-time television show.
As reported by The Sun, the programme will be inspired by James Corden's 'Late Late Show' out in the US, with the likes of David Beckham already touted as guests.
- Nemanja Vidic says Crouch is one of the toughest he faced
- Crouch: John Terry used to manipulate referees to avoid cards
- Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp treated Danny Ings like a hero
Crouch - who is also a regular pundit on BT Sport - has been signed up by Corden's production company Fulwell 73.
A source told The Sun: “Peter has signed a rolling one-year deal with the BBC - and big things are expected.
“His podcast has shown his star quality and he has an array of unlikely celeb pals who are all happy to appear on his sofa.
“As well as his inaugural show starting in June, which is featured around the Euro 2020 tournament, he is being lined up as a regular chat show host in the mould of Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross.”
This is going to be brilliant.
Crouchy and a host of footballing legends chilling on the sofa and revealing hilarious stories from their careers? Absolute TV gold.
It really is hard to see the idea failing, given Crouch's undeniable popularity across the globe.
If all goes well, Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross are going to have some stiff competition when it comes to the ratings!News Now - Sport News