When we heard the That Peter Crouch Podcast crew were after the ultimate forfeit for the loser in their weekly predictions challenge our Minister of Mayhem duly stepped up to the plate.
Peter Crouch, ex-Premier League ace Steve Sidwell and radio star Chris Stark host the massively popular series together and Paddy sponsors the Friday show – which features a punting preview of the Premier League action each weekend, with the worst-performing presenter having to serve their penance.
After putting poor Crouchy through the wringer this year, including trading off his wife Abbey to Barry from Eastenders, it only seemed fair to pull some strings and help out the big man organise something spetacular.
And after Chris was left stranded at the bottom of the predictions table, Crouchy and Sidders were given the chance to chose the forfeit – dancing on stage at Ally Pally during the Paddy Power World Darts Championship!
The big Paddy Power forfeit for the @petercrouchpod was to join the PDC darts dancers on stage.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 22, 2023
Poor Chris was left to don the pom-poms and show his moves on the big stage, becoming the first ever male to join the PDC dancers to perform on stage in front of thousands of darts fans at London’s iconic venue.
Stark very literally had to dance to Crouchy and Sidwell’s tunes as he performed their personally selected ‘walk-on’ music, dancing in unison with the hugely popular PDC Dancers while the former footballers took the path worn by professional darts players to the massive green stage surrounded by cheering fans.
“It’s happening either way so I’m ready to go. I’ve got the routine down and I have a brilliant team around me. I just don’t want to let anyone down here today,” he admitted ahead of the performance.
Having entered the arena where thousands of fans were poised and ready to witness history being made, Crouch admitted: “I’m slightly nervous for him now!”
However, Stark managed to blend in with the skilled PDC Dancers who had spent hours drilling him on his routine, and the history maker pulled off his performance seamlessly – much to the amusement of the thousands of revellers who cheered him on at the packed venue.
Asked how he rated the performance, darts aficionado and score caller Kirk Bevins have him “95 out of 100”.
Next stop, Strictly!
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