Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is set to launch a television career.

The 6ft 7in striker has been lined up to make his TV presenting debut on the show 'On The Couch With Peter Crouch', and he hopes to land superstar Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of Oasis, as his first guest.

Sky TV have already made preparations for a pilot episode to be filmed while the actual broadcast is expected later his year.

A source told The Sun: "Peter is a smart guy and takes on the role of a chat show host well. He has a long list of people who he considers heroes, in comedy, music, food, you name it.

"The idea is he will go and visit people at their homes or workplaces and chat to them in a quirky way. "It's more Ruby Wax than Michael Parkinson as it's supposed to be more of an entertainment show.

"Peter has a good command of the English language and listens well - vital ingredients for this kind of show and not something many footballers have."