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Written by Matthew Lane

In a surprise move that almost no-one saw coming, ex-Manchester United, Coventry and Aston Villa forward Dion Dublin has joined the presenting team of daytime TV staple Homes Under the Hammer.
 
The 45 year old always had a keen eye for goals when he played, but he is now set to focus on his other main passion in life – property. He has been named as the new presenting companion for regular hosts Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander for the 19th series of the popular morning show.
 
Dublin, who was capped by England four times and once invented a musical instrument called a dube, has regularly bought, sold and invested in houses since he started out as a professional footballer. He now hopes to pass this knowledge onto the prospective buyers who appear on the programme.
 
“I am thrilled to be joining Martin and Lucy on Homes Under The Hammer,” Dublin said. “I have a passion for property and look forward to meeting people on the show who share that passion.”
 
The move got tongues wagging on social media, with many expressing their shock and bewilderment at the news. Dublin seems set to follow Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Jimmy Hill in turning a successful football career into a successful one as a TV presenter. 
 

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