Former Stoke City player Peter Crouch has revealed he keeps a cardboard cut out of himself at his home in Cheshire – to ward off burglars.
The footballer’s mansion – which he shares with wife Abbey Clancy and their children – has been targeted a number of times.
Crouch, who stands at 6ft 7in, took the 2D model from the set of his new BBC show, Save Our Summer, and has left it in the living room to make it look as if he’s on the lookout.
The models, nicknamed Two Meter Peters, were measures put in place to ensure social distancing on set.
Crouch told The Sun : “I’ve got mine in the top bedroom. We threw it in there when it first came.
“And I walked down to the bottom of the garden, turned around and thought: ‘Who’s that in my bedroom? What’s going on here?’
“But now I’ve left it in there because security wise, if anyone comes in it is perfect.”
The Crouch family have been the victims of theft in the past with Crouch’s £100,000 Aston Martin stolen from his house in Alderley Edge in 2006. In 2011, their current home was broken into by callous thieves who stole who stole Christmas presents.
Crouch’s new TV show begins today (Saturday, June 6) on the BBC and will see him tackling several challenges including sky diving and tight rope walking.
The 39-year-old is approaching a year away from football after he retired back in July last year.