Former professional footballer, turned podcaster, Peter Crouch is bringing a brand new comedy entertainment series to BBC One for next year’s Euro 2020 finals.
“Peter Crouch’s new show will make unmissable viewing this summer on BBC One with his very own festival that will bring the nation together to celebrate the Euros.” – Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content
Crouch’s Euro Fest 2020 will be a live post-match festival where the worlds of comedy, entertainment and football combine.
In each of the fourteen episodes, Peter will be joined by a team of hosts and celebrity guests as they look back at the big game of the night with a humorous twist, combined with live house band, games, VTs, outrageous surprises and much more. Filmed live in front of an audience of football fanatics, the 45-minute shows will be produced by Fulwell 73.
As well as all this, Peter is the first member of BBC Sport’s UEFA Euro 2020 line-up to be announced and will be seen over the summer offering his expert opinion on various games across the competition. 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the competition, and as such will be held in twelve cities in twelve European countries from 12th June, with the final taking place at Wembley Stadium on 12th July 2020.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with the BBC and can’t quite believe this is happening. All I did was dance like a robot 13 years ago and now I’ve got my own actual TV show! I can’t wait for Euro 2020 and for football fever to grip the nation!” – Peter Crouch
That Peter Crouch Podcast has also been confirmed by the Beeb as returning for a third series. The latest episode will be downloadable from January 1st.
New episodes will then be available each week on BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 live and podcast platforms everywhere. Listeners can expect more insights into life as a professional footballer, more laughs and chat than ever before. His Christmas Special was unleashed on December 11th.
“Every morning I look at my phone and see loads of angry tweets and messages from people demanding that we bring the podcast back. And I mean really angry too – almost threatening, in a nice sort of way. For a podcast which basically involves me sitting in a pub with Tom and Chris and talking about football, there seem to be an enormous number of people who are listening.” – Peter Crouch