Watch: Peter Crouch becomes a jockey and takes to it like a robot to, er, water

We've signed a very tall man as our brand ambassador.

PADDYPOWER - PETER CROUCH ADVERT Windsor race course 27/02/20 Credit: Dan Jones Images www.danjonesimages.co.uk dan@danjonesimages.co.uk

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Peter Crouch, eh? Footballer, beanpole, podcaster, former virgin, and now jockey.

Yes, you read that right. Here at Paddy Power we’ve only gone and made the lanky b*stard don some silks and throw his leg over a thoroughbred racehorse.

Why? Well, just because. He’s our brand ambassador now, so we can pretty much make him do whatever we want.

And anyway, who wouldn’t want to see a seven-foot-six ex-England international footballer jumping aboard one of the very few beasts we could find that was big enough to accommodate him.

As they say on the internet: #scenes.

To be fair to the big lad, he was a great sport for giving it a go at Windsor racecourse, where he was joined by racing legend Ruby Walsh and professional ne’er-do-well of this parish, Patrick Power.

As you can see, however, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Crouchie.

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