DION Dublin had an excellent profession as a footballer, enjoying for England and turning out for a number of prime golf equipment together with Manchester United and Aston Villa.
However in recent times he has turned his consideration to property, serving to to current Properties Below The Hammer on BBC One with Martin Roberts and Martel Maxwell.
Isn’t Dion Dublin meant to be a footballer?
He’s! Properly, he was anyway till 2008 when he retired – he’s 48 now.
However in an excellent profession on the prime degree of English soccer, he earned a transfer to Manchester United in 1992 from lowly Cambridge United.
A damaged leg meant a scuppered time below Sir Alex Ferguson throughout which period the membership signed the one and solely Eric Cantona, so a transfer to Coventry adopted in 1994.
A prolific spell there adopted, after which he moved to Aston Villa in 1998 in a yr he received 4 England caps below Glenn Hoddle.
In 2004 he moved to Leicester, by which period he was usually enjoying in defence moderately than assault – and spells at Celtic and Norwich adopted earlier than his profession completed having scored 111 Premier League objectives.
So why is he presenting Properties Below the Hammer?
After enjoying soccer, Dublin labored within the media as a pundit, commentator and soccer phone-in presenter on Sky and the BBC.
However in 2015, he turned the beneficiary of a BBC Range Artistic Expertise Fund grant for coaching up promising future TV presenters and started presenting the present that yr alongside Roberts and then-host Lucy Alexander.
Alexander has been changed in Could 2017 by former Solar journalist Martel Maxwell.
He acquired round £50,000 to coach him to host the present regardless of incomes £20,000 per week in his peak as a footballer.
However has he encountered any criticism for his performances on the property present?
He started his presenting profession to blended critiques, whereas many had been simply confused that he was fronting the present – which sees traders purchase properties at public sale earlier than renovating them – in any respect.
Certainly, whereas he did obtain some robust critiques, one girl even wrote to the BBC to complain, whereas Dublin himself tweeted on the time that he’ll “try to do higher”.
However two years on, it appears Dublin is true at house now on Properties Below the Hammer.
Doesn’t he additionally play an instrument?
He didn’t simply play one – he invented one referred to as The Dube.
The likes of Stevie Surprise, One Path’s drummer, and the Official England Supporters Band all have one of many ex-Premier League participant’s percussion devices.
Dublin mentioned he was at all times a percussionist, which impressed him to create the wood field which is available in all completely different styles and sizes.
He mentioned: “Someday I made a decision to go to a ironmongery shop – I picked up six items of wooden, a hammer and nails, and constructed a field. It in all probability sounded ineffective on the time nevertheless it’s taken me to the place I’m as we speak.”