The former soccer player is known for his large stature, standing at over 6 feet tall.
Crouch, known for his famous celebratory robot dance while playing football, said that after retiring from the sport, he liked his position, where he could take on projects simply “because they look like there will be a lot of them.” fun”.
That’s all you need to know about Crouch – and when you might see him on the panel this season Masked dancer.
Who is Peter Crouch?
Crouch is an English former professional footballer who played for England from 2005 to 2010, as well as teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Burnley.
The 41-year-old ex-striker was born on January 30, 1981 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, but when he was one year old, his family moved to Singapore. He and his family lived in Southeast Asia for three years before returning to England.
He began his football career with Northolt Hotspurs before being invited to join the Brentford Center of Excellence in 1991, where he also played for the West Middlesex Colts.
Crouch signed his first professional contract with Tottenham Hotspur on 2 July 1998 and was called up to the England squad in 2005, where he made his debut against Colombia.
Between 2005 and 2010, Crouch scored 22 goals for the team and appeared in two FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Crouch retired from football in July 2019, after the expiration of his contract with Stoke, at the age of 38.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Crouch said: “After much deliberation this summer, I have decided to retire from football. Our wonderful game gave me everything.
“I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me get there and help me stay there for so long.”
He also added: “If I had been told at the age of 17 that I would play in the World Cups, make it to the Champions League final, win the FA Cup and score 100 goals in the Premier League, I would have avoided you at all costs.
“It was an absolute dream.”
How tall is he?
Crouch is known for his height, reaching a whopping 6ft 7in (2.01m) – while tall players can be expected in other sports such as basketball or volleyball, his gigantic physique proved unusual in the world of football.
Regarding his height, Crouch said in a “life in a day” profile for once earlier this year: “Because of my height, people always made fun of me, so I knew that I had to be able to pee in order to defeat them.
“If I was 5ft 9in, I would be a different person. I am still getting comments. People might ask me to take something off the top shelf at the supermarket and think they’re the first people to wear tall gags, but that’s clearly not the case.
“One of the challenges of being so tall is fitting your pants. Sometimes I get them from this amazing website 2tall.com – and no, I don’t get paid to mention them.
“Unlike other sites that are for tall people around 30 stone tall, they make them for people like me.”
Last year, Crouch also met with Joe.co.uk to discuss all the “stupid questions” he has to deal with because of his height.
When asked, “What does it feel like to be so tall?” Crouch replied, “That’s all I’ve ever known. I’m not one of those people who just popped out of nowhere, you know, I was always kind of head and shoulders above everyone in school; I have always been the tallest, I have always had nicknames for being tall, and nothing has changed. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
“My buddies still call me Tall, and that’s just my name — all my classmates still call me that. There’s been a lot over the years, but when you start giving back, people often stop calling you bullshit.”
He got married?
On June 30, 2011, Crouch married model Abby Clancy after six years of marriage.
Crouch and Clancy met at a bar, Crouch said. The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X.
He said: “We got on very well. She gave me her number – amazing – she left and I just continued my evening and then I should have known, but I was talking to someone else, also a woman.
“She came up and said, ‘Look at you! Who do you think you are?” as if we were already married.
“She went crazy! And I’m like, “I’m just talking.” I should have known then!
Clancy said Nearer in 2014, when she met Crouch, it was love at first sight.
She said: “I saw Pete and I knew that he was for me, I knew that he would be my boyfriend. I still think so. I feel so lucky that I have a wonderful child and a great husband.”
The couple married at the 18th-century St Mary Magdalene Church, located on the grounds of the luxurious Stapleford Park Hotel in Leicestershire.
Crouch said Guardian that he proposed to Clancy “in a villa in Ibiza” where he “placed candles on the ground floor so she could follow them to me”.
Together, Crouch and Clancy have four children: daughter Sophia, born in March 2011, and Liberty, born in June 2015, and sons Johnny, born in January 2018, and Jack, born in June 2019.
Does he have a podcast?
Crouch hosted his podcast Peter Crouch Podcast since 2018 together with his co-host Chris Starkwhere they discuss everything related to football.
After spending three years on BBC Radio 5Live, Peter Crouch Podcast switched to Acast earlier this year, renaming it to Peter Crouch Podcast: Back Stronger.
In 2019, the podcast won the Spotlight Award at the British Podcast Awards.
At the time, the judges said the podcast “opened up a whole new perspective on one of the most talked about entertainment in the country. Full of wit and personality, this podcast brought people together, no matter what club they support.”
Peter Crouch Podcast also received the Silver Award for Best Sports Show at the 2020 Audio and Radio Industry Awards.
When will he join The Masked Dancer?
The former pro footballer will replace Moe Gilligan on the jury for the second season of the ITV weird show. Masked dancer.
Gilligan cannot take part in the new season of the program due to touring.
Crouch joins returning celebrity detectives, former Dancing with the Stars star Oti Mabuse, talk show host Jonathan Ross and TV presenter Davina McCall.
Comedian and host Joel Dommett also returns as host again.
Leading up to the first episode, Crouch said, “This is crazy. Completely different from anything I’ve ever done before.
“My kids love the show. I’ve played football for England and Liverpool, I’ve played in cup finals, played in the Premier League and played in the World Cup, but my kids, the only thing they want to talk to me about is Masked dancer.
“They really like it. They came and watched one of the shows and they really liked it and that’s all they’ve been talking about ever since.”
Crouch said that after his football career, he was now doing things “because they looked like they were going to be a lot of fun.”
He added: “I feel really privileged to be able to do this. I just love to do Masked dancerit is very funny.
“No one takes themselves too seriously, and the dancers just try really hard. My kids are so proud of me and it’s great.”
Crouch said he had a “really good dynamic” with other celebrities.
“I’m new, but I’ve changed clubs so many times in football that I’m used to it anyway. Everyone was just so friendly,” he said.
“Jonathan and Davina, they have both been in this world for so long and have become true legends in what they do. Oti was beautiful, she is a real dance critic.
“And Joel is fantastic in what he does. He always makes everyone smile. I got on really well with the group and it was fun.”
Dommet said that Crouch had “taken it seriously” since joining the commission.
He added, “He’s an athlete, so he wants to win, and that’s made him a great athlete as well as a good detective on the show.”
Ross admitted they forced Crouch to perform his famous robot dance, which he debuted in 2006 while celebrating a goal.
McCall said that working with the athlete made her very popular with some of her friends.
“He gave me a huge recognition among all the male and female football fans in my life,” she said.
What is The Masked Dancer – when is season 2?
Masked dancer is a dance competition in which celebrities take to the dance floor disguised as alter egos to surprise the jury.
The group, made up of Mabuse, Ross, McCall, and now Crouch, as well as the onlookers at home, must try to figure out who the mystery dancer is. Clues as to their identity will accompany each dancer to help solve the case.
In the first season of Masked dancer on ITV last year, retired British gymnast Louis Smith was declared the winner with his alter ego “Car Wash”. Actress Bonnie LangfordDoctor Who, East Enders) came in second as “Squirrel” and in third place was musician Howard Donald as “Zip”.
Masked dancer this is a spin-off show The Masked Singerin which celebrities in disguise sing rather than dance.
Masked dancer the second series will start on Saturday 3 September at 18:30 on ITV and ITV Hub.