Former Norwich City star Dion Dublin to present Radio One documentary

He was a fans' favourite in Norwich and has invented his own musical instrument – now, multi-talented football legend Dion Dublin is to take to the airwaves as he presents his own documentary to a possible audience of millions.

The former Canaries star, who played 79 times for the club, will next month be presenting his own show on Radio One named Boot Boys, which looks at all aspects of the life of a footballer.

The hour-long show will be his first foray into the world of radio and has been a year in the making.

However, having been scrutinised by thousands of fans every weekend in his playing days, Dion is used to pressure and has even had a bit of help from friend Dave Vitty – aka Comedy Dave from the popular Chris Moyles morning show.

He told the Evening News: 'It's going to be good and it will be nerve wracking but you need to have nerves to perform to perform to your best, that's whether scoring a penalty or something else, and Dave has been helping me out a lot so I'm looking forward to it.'

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'I know that I have to deliver as Radio One have put their faith in me but I believe I can do it so hopefully I will come across okay and it will be a good listen.'

The show will involve interviews with several footballers.

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But though he has tasted what it's like at the top, having made more than 700 appearances for clubs that include Manchester United, the focus won't just be at the star-studded world of multi million pound deals and World Cup call ups.

'The idea is it's talking to people involved and looking at what it takes to be footballer and how things have changed, and it's about getting the message out there that it's not just a a breeze and turning up to training in a big car – there's a lot of work behind it,' he said.

Boot Boys will be aired on September 19.

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