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Peter Crouch hasn't missed football

Peter Crouch's TV work has stopped him from missing playing football.

The 40-year-old former England striker scored 22 goals for his home country between 2005 and 2010, and retired from the game in July 2019, after the end of his contract at Burnley FC.

Since then, Crouch has landed a number of TV jobs, including hosting BBC One's 'Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer' show, along with Maya Jama and Alex Horne, while his latest project is the 'Save Our Beautiful Game' docuseries.

And while he might not be playing professionally on the pitch anymore, the ex-soccer star - who has Sophia, 10, Liberty, six, Jonny, four, and Jack, two, with model wife Abbey Clancy - has been so busy that he hasn't had the time to miss shooting goals.

In an interview with The Sunday Times magazine, he confessed: "I thought I'd really miss the game but that's not happened. There's no pathway to what I'm doing now and I basically just pick the projects that interest me.

"The project taking up most of my time right now is filming [the documentary series] 'Save Our Beautiful Game', which is all about trying to save one of the grassroots clubs I used to play for, Dulwich Hamlet."

Crouch became Director of Dulwich Hamlet, the team he joined when he was 17, last summer.

The towering former footballer - who is 6 ft 7- also revealed he hasn't piled on the pounds since quitting football.

He said: "Unlike most retired footballers I don't have to worry about my weight and since I stopped playing I haven't put on a pound, even though more full English breakfasts have crept in. I've been trying to eat more healthily recently, though, so I might have some granola with yoghurt."

Meanwhile, Crouch admitted it can be "carnage" in his household in the mornings.

The father-of-four said: "Mornings can be carnage. I don't know how Abs remembers who has got which clubs, which uniform to wear, what to take in every day; it's crazy."

On the kind of parent he is, Crouch added: "She cracks the whip, while I entertain them. I'm in charge of the music, so I like to educate them about Oasis on the way to school and nursery. This week I was teaching them 'D'You Know What I Mean?', which they love because of the aeroplane noise at the beginning.

"I'll turn it up loud while I'm doing air guitar and then when the drums kick in we all start bashing the car."

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