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Ex-Arsenal, Middlesbrough star Merson set for Butlins

The Sun reports that former England football star Paul Merson has a new job - doing a turn at Butlins.

Merson - declared bankrupt in May after falling behind on car repayments - will appear in a Question of Sport-style quiz.

It's a far cry from his millionaire lifestyle playing for Arsenal, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

The 39-year-old midfielder earned up to £20,000 a week.

Ex-booze, drugs and gambling addict Merson, a Sky TV pundit, will be at the Stars of Sport weekend next month at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, with snooker's Steve Davis and ex-boxer Frank Bruno.

A Butlins spokesman said: "Paul will captain one of the teams, as well as showing off his football skills.

"I'm sure football fans will enjoy listening to him and watching him."

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