Former England striker and podcasting legend Peter Crouch will be back stronger this summer alongside Maya Jama and Alex Horne and The Horne Section as Crouchy’s Year Late Euros: Live (10x45’) is confirmed for BBC One.
Each episode of Crouchy’s Year Late Euros will be broadcast live just a stone’s throw from Wembley Stadium, where the new champions of Europe will be crowned this summer. The series, originally announced in 2019, follows the biggest matches in the postponed Euro 2020 tournament, rescheduled to kick off in June 2021.
In each episode, Peter, Maya and Alex will present their unique take on all the action and will be following all the qualified home nations of England, Scotland and Wales throughout the tournament.
The series will feature match reviews and predictions plus a whole host of entertainment features with big name celebrity guests, must see moments and live music courtesy of house band Alex Horne and The Horne Section. All this plus Crouchy will be catching up with all the biggest footballing stars from the UK’s qualifying home nations.
Peter Crouch says: “This tournament has been a long time coming but it’s finally here! Maya, Alex and myself can’t wait for the games to start and for the nation to go Euros crazy. We will be dissecting the highs and lows of the action, plus having a chat to loads of top guests. Whatever the outcome, we will be having a good laugh along the way with a surprise or two for sure! Honestly, I can’t wait.”
Maya Jama says: "I’m super excited to be a part of this show, I have always been a football fan so I am thrilled to be in amongst the action for the Euros this year. Expect lots of laughs, celebrity guests and of course the latest on the biggest games this summer!"
Alex Horne says: “The Horne Section and I are thrilled to be the musical backbone of this genuinely unique and unpredictable live animal. Peter Crouch has been my hero for fifteen years, Maya Jama is a superstar and I am a mild-mannered bandleader with a motley troupe of absurdly talented musicians at my disposal - if those aren't the ingredients for a delicious post-football entertainment dish then we're all doomed.”
Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment at the BBC, says: “It’s great to not only have the Euros back but also Peter, Maya and Alex, who will give us their very entertaining take on all that night’s action aided by numerous celebrity guests and memorable moments.”
Further details on the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2020 will be announced in due course.