Legendary former footballer Peter Crouch turns up that his four kids with model Abbey Clancy are more amused by their daddy being a panel member in a television reality show such as The Masked Dancer, which streamed its initial season for one year, than his football career.
Former professional sportsperson Peter Crouch revealed that his kids are more intrigued over their daddy joining the panel of The Masked Dancer than his extensive football career. The ex-striker, who is 41 years old, is stepping in for Mo Gilligan for the second series of the surreal ITV guessing game as the comedian is unavailable due to touring commitments.
He joins returning celebrity detectives, former Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse, chat show host Jonathan Ross and TV presenter Davina McCall. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett will once again host the show.
Ahead of the first episode, Peter Crouch said: “It’s madness. Completely different from anything that I’d ever done before.“My kids love the show. I played football for England and Liverpool in the cup finals, in the Premier League, and the world cup. But my kids, the only aspect they want to talk to me about is The Masked Dancer.”They love it. They came and watched one of the shows and absolutely admired it and it’s all they’ve talked about since.”
Peter Crouch said that after his football career, he experimented “because they look like they’re going to be a lot of fun.”He added: “I feel in a privileged position to be able to do that. I love doing The Masked Dancer; it’s loads of fun.“No one is taking themselves too seriously and the dancers are just really going for it. My kids are just so proud of me, which is great.” Peter Crouch said he had a “really good dynamic” with the other celebrity members.“I’m the new man, but I’ve moved clubs so many times in football. I’m quite used to that anyway.
Everyone’s just been so friendly,” he said.“Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall have been in this show for so long and are absolute legends at what they do. Oti Mabuse has been lovely, and she’s the proper dance critic. And Joel Dommett is fantastic at what he does. He always brings a smile to everyone’s face. I’ve got on well with the team and it’s been fun.”The Masked Dancer series two starts on Saturday, September 3 at 6.30 pm on ITV and ITV Hub.