Former professional footballer turned radio and TV presenter Peter Crouch is bringing a new comedy entertainment series to BBC One for next year’s Euro 2020 finals.
Made by Fulwell 73, Crouch’s Euro Fest 2020 will be a “live post-match festival where the worlds of comedy, entertainment and football combine”. In each episode, Crouch 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, and more.
Crouch commented: “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.”
Gabe Turner, Executive Producer, Fulwell 73, added: “Crouch’s Euro Fest 2020 is an exciting new comedy entertainment format that fits perfectly in Fulwell’s DNA. It’s fun, irreverent and most importantly about the beautiful game – football. Led by the brilliant Peter Crouch, it’s an ideal show for BBC One and we’re looking forward to unveiling the other names on the team sheet as soon as possible. Hopefully England, Wales and the other home nations who qualify will have great tournaments, and Crouch’s Euro Fest 2020 will be the home for all the Euro celebrations.”
Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content said: “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.”