It has been confirmed that Nicklas Bendtner and his girlfriend Philine Roepstorff will star in their own reality TV show from this spring.
The show, ‘Bendtner and Philine’, will air on Dplay; an online video on demand service operated by Discovery.
Bendtner released his autobiography at the tail-end of last year and, unsurprisingly, didn’t hold back in sharing tails of the good times and bad during his football career.
He is currently without a club after being released by Copenhagen and this new direction suggests his playing career may, at the age of the 32, be over.
In a press release that labels the couple “Denmark’s answer to ‘The Beckhams'”, he said: “Both Philine and I are used to being in the media spotlight. Many stories are written about us, and we often find that only half the truth emerges.
“In my book I talk about the ups and downs that have shaped my life and my career so far, and this series is a natural continuation of that tale.”
He added: “We considered for a long time whether our relationship was strong enough to handle all the attention that naturally comes when you say yes to letting a camera crew get really close. We were well aware that it wouldn’t become a glossy tale with us as protagonists. But, we’ve never been interested in that either.”
We’re probably not going to tune in, but we would watch the following shows starring The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived:
Nicklas follows in the footsteps of Ross Kemp by travelling to some of the most dangerous places on earth, but he’s got a tank made out of shark skin to protect him.
Nicklas tries to get former teammate Danny Karbassiyoon to do chores, but Danny prefers to stay in bed all day. Will they overcome this clash of personalities, or will Bendtner have to call in special guest judge Cesc Fabregas to put things right?
Studying under master-impressionist Rory Bremner, Nicklas makes a series of prank phone calls to people pretending to be famous stars like Al Pacino, Michael Caine and Dara O Briain.
Can Bendtner deal with unhappy locals, protesting environmentalists and inadequate government funding to build a third landing strip at Heathrow?
Ru-Paul’s Drag Race
In this show Bendtner puts on his high heels and his best frock to see if he can pull a 40kg sack of potatoes around an obstacle course faster than his former teammates Denilson, Fran Merida and Samir Nasri.
The Great Danish Bake-off
Nicklas competes against other Danes to see who can create that most traditional of Danish baker’s confectionery: Mr Kipling’s French Fancies.
Britain’s Got Taxis
From Hackney Carriages to black cabs, from mini-cabs to Uber, Nicklas charts the history of his favourite form of hired transportation, but will he find true love along the way?
Contestants are whisked away to a glorious, secluded island in the Seychelles where they’re tasked with a three-round boxing match with the former Arsenal star. If they can knock him out, they’ll win a cool £1,000 and a speedboat.
Having had so much free time, Nicklas is now a computer whizz-kid. He takes on the world’s most l33t hackers to see who can produce the best performing, most data redundant RAID set-up from a collection of disparate 1TB hard drives.
Bendtner and former Arsenal striker Paul Shaw are parachuted onto the Channel Island with a rucksack, five pounds in Scottish currency, a compass, and some meagre provisions. Can they escape without being discovered and devoured by the fearsome natives?