Michael Owen opened up the doors of his Flintshire mansion for Through the Keyhole.
The former Stoke City striker gave Keith Lemon permission to go on an all areas tour of his 42-acre pile in Northop, Flintshire, for the ITV show.
“Kop a load of this, it’s like I’ve walked into a private members’ club,” said Lemon, as he took viewers on a tour across the sprawling estate, chucking in a few puns and clues along the way.
Viewers were shown indoor swimming pool with waterfalls, snooker room, stables for Owen’s racehorses, private gym and bar area where former England and Liverpool star Owen, aged 40, keeps his football memorabilia – including a Ballon d’Or.
There are also two additional cottages, two flats, a coach house and three greenhouses.
Owen also has his own private cinema room – despite admitting on the show he has only only ever watched eight films in his life.
Lemon said the mansion, which is worth an estimated £4m, was one of the most impressive houses he’d ever seen on the show… but he was banned from going in any of the bedrooms.
Owen, wife Louise and their four children moved into Grade II-listed Lower Soughton Hall, near Mold and near where he grew up in Hawarden, in 2001.
He joined Stoke in 2013 at the end of a career which also too him to Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Manchester United and is now a pundit for BT Sport, as well as breeding racehorses. He once trained one, Howz The Family, which was owned by a syndicate of his Stoke teammates.
His dad Terry Owen played for Port Vale in the late 1970s and early 80s.