Peter Crouch offered lead role in sitcom

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Peter Crouch offered lead role in sitcom as himself credit:Bang Showbiz
Peter Crouch offered lead role in sitcom as himself credit:Bang Showbiz

Peter Crouch has been offered the lead role in a new sitcom - as himself.

Writers for BBC One fundraiser Sports Relief have pitched the idea about a sitcom of the former England striker’s exploits to him, and it would mark the star's acting debut if he accepts.

In his book 'How To Be An Ex-Footballer', he said: "I liked it. A fake documentary, elements of both 'The Office' and Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 'The Trip'.

"The scripts were excellent, written by James Kayler and Steve Lawrence who I’d worked with on Sport Relief.

"One mooted episode was called 'Eat, Pray, Love', and involved me going on a spa trip, only to accidentally join a cult.

"The final line in the blurb will stay with me for quite a long time, 'Can Crouchie escape before he’s killed?'

"I may yet do it."

The ex-Aston Villa ace, who’s married to model Abbey Clancy, joined the panel of 'The Masked Dancer' this year alongside Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, and Oti Mabuse.

But Crouch, 41, reckons he’d give the contestants a run for their money with his signature robot routine that he used to perform after scoring a goal.

He recently said: “I’m an incredible dancer, absolutely stunning!

“I think I’ve been brought into the show for my expertise in that field, really. I’m more of a street dancer, but like I say, I can adapt to any form of dance.

“The robot is just one per cent of the repertoire I have in my locker."

The father of four was under pressure from his own kids to reveal the mystery celebs under the outfits.

He added: "My girls have been dying to know and pulling every trick in the book to try and get the names out of me.

“They’ve been desperate to know so they can tell their mates. But my lips are sealed. I wouldn’t even trade a reveal for chores around the house. I know that they’d blab it at school and I’d never be invited back!”