There is always life after football for professional footballers, some become pundits and talk about the game like Chris Sutton and John Hartson, some take on a job away from any spotlight like a Pilot which former Celt Harald Brattbakk chose to but I haven’t heard of many that have moved into day time TV.
Well that’s exactly what former Celtic player Dion Dublin has done.
The Englishman has swapped his boots for suits as he joins the BBC show ‘Homes under the Hammer’. Yes, you read that right. The player who made his name in football predominantly in the Premiership will join up with the TV show for its 19th series. Homes Under the Hammer is a British factual renovation and auction series and is the BBC’s most successful show in the 10:00 AM slot.
Dion has a keen eye for the housing market and is very keen to become a television presenter.
“I still want to achieve. I want to learn the art of presenting,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.
The striker was signed on a short term deal for Celtic back in 2006 by then manager Gordon Strachan. He made 11 appearances in the Hoops and scored a goal in the League cup final which was known as the Jimmy Johnstone final at the time.
We wish Dion all the best and look forward to seeing how is presenting skills are getting on the next time we take a sicky!