DION DUBLIN has been announced as the surprise new co-host of Homes Under the Hammer.
The former Manchester United, Coventry City, Norwich City and Aston Villa striker will join Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander on the BBC One daytime show.
The ex-England international and TV pundit will meet with budding developers from around the UK, with each episode focusing on three properties bought at auction.
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Dublin said: “I am thrilled to be joining Martin and Lucy on Homes Under The Hammer.
“I have a passion for property and look forward to meeting people on the show who share that passion.
Jo Street, acting controller of BBC Daytime, added: “I am thrilled that Dion Dublin is joining the Homes Under The Hammer line-up.
“He shares Martin and Lucy’s passion for properties and people and his warm personality make him the perfect addition to the family.
Following his football career, Dublin worked as a pundit for Sky Sports and has been a member of the panel on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk.
He has also co-hosted 6-0-6 and is a regular on Match of the Day 2.
He also invented a percussion instrument called The Dube, a form of cajón.
In 2011, he joined Ocean Colour Scene during a gig at the University of East Anglia.
Charlie Brooker is to host a General Election special of his Weekly Wipe series.
Election Wipe will see Brooker give his unique take on the election campaign process, where he will be joined by regulars Morgana Robinson, Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas.
The 60-minute special will air on BBC Two in the run-up to the General Election, which takes place on May 7.
Brooker said: “At a time of great political uncertainty it’ll be an honour to bring some much-needed confusion to the national debate.
Since our show transmits in the run up to the election, it will have to adhere to strict impartiality rules – which means it will, by law, be equally disparaging to all parts of the political spectrum.
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