Peter Crouch ‘is approached by Strictly Come Dancing bosses’


Peter Crouch ‘is approached by Strictly Come Dancing bosses to take part in the next series – making him the tallest contestant in show’s history’

He’s famous for his robot celebration after scoring goals for England. 

And Peter Crouch, 40, could be set to enhance his dance floor repertoire as Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly approached him for the next series. 

An insider told The Sun: ‘The casting team were especially keen because he had such a high profile during the Euros.’ 

New sport: Peter Crouch could be set to enhance his dance floor repertoire as Strictly Come Dancing bosses have approached him for the next series it was reported on Sunday

They continued: ‘Peter is hugely popular and would be a phenomenal signing. 

The source added: ‘Taller men have struggled but he would stand out a mile on the dancefloor.’

Peter would be the the tallest Strictly Come Dancing contestant to date as he measures up at 6ft 7in.  

Mail Online has contacted representatives for Peter Crouch and Strictly Come Dancing for comment. 

Skills: The former footballer is well known for his robot dance celebration after scoring goals for England, but retired in 2019

Skills: The former footballer is well known for his robot dance celebration after scoring goals for England, but retired in 2019

If Peter took part in the dance competition he would follow in the footsteps of his wife Abbey Clancy, who won the glitterball trophy in 2013. 

The model revealed at the time that she and Peter dance at home together after they’ve had a few drinks but that her husband unfortunately has ‘two left feet’. 

Back in 2018, Pete showed off his moves on the Jonathan Ross show as he gave former Strictly judge Shirley Ballas a twirl. 

The star appeared to be enjoying himself as he beamed from ear to ear while the nicknamed Queen Of Latin spun under his arm. 

Natural: Back in 2018, Pete showed off his moves on the Jonathan Ross show as he gave former Strictly judge Shirley Ballas a twirl

Natural: Back in 2018, Pete showed off his moves on the Jonathan Ross show as he gave former Strictly judge Shirley Ballas a twirl

Loves it: The star appeared to be enjoying himself as he beamed from ear to ear while the nicknamed Queen Of Latin spun under his arm

Loves it: The star appeared to be enjoying himself as he beamed from ear to ear while the nicknamed Queen Of Latin spun under his arm

Peter hasn’t shied away from the opportunity to dance over the years and was often seen out celebrating in nightclubs after football victories. 

His iconic robot celebration was first introduced in 2006 during England’s encounter with Jamaica. 

He became a new cult hero for England fans who greeted his goals and his robot-dance celebration with huge cheers. 

Goal: Peter hasn't shied away from dancing over the years and was often seen out celebrating in nightclubs after football victories (pictured with Jonathan Woodgate in 2009)

Goal: Peter hasn’t shied away from dancing over the years and was often seen out celebrating in nightclubs after football victories (pictured with Jonathan Woodgate in 2009) 

The celebration came after England beat Jamaica 6-0 in the iconic World Cup match, with Peter scoring three of the six goals. 

Dubbed the hat-trick hero of the match, Peter celebrated the victory with the mechanical robot dance that sent fans wild across the stadium. 

A memorable England team line up, Peter played alongside sports legends David Beckham, Joe Cole and Frank Lampard when he showed off his dance moves on the pitch. 

Hat-trick hero: His iconic robot celebration came after England beat Jamaica 6-0 in the World Cup, with Peter scoring three of the six goals

Hat-trick hero: His iconic robot celebration came after England beat Jamaica 6-0 in the World Cup, with Peter scoring three of the six goals

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