Middlesbrough's Downing reveals DJ-ing ambitions

Middlesbrough's England star Stewart Downing has revealed he's an amateur DJ!

In fact, he's more than an amateur, having already performed at some major night spots.

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Obviously, in the season you can't do too much because you don't want to be out late or be drinking. In football, there are pressures but when you're DJ-ing there is more pressure. In football, you have your team-mates to help you out and you can put it right, but not up there. If you make a mistake it is just you in front of a few hundred people dancing," Downing told the Sunday Times.

"It's a lot more nerve-racking DJ-ing than playing football. I played the Purple Onion in 'Boro and I have done it in Ibiza at Eden and places like that. At Eden you can get a thousand people in there in different rooms. You've got to mix the tracks right. You don't want any clashing. It's a different challenge, a mental one. I play Funky House and I would love to do it more."

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