Back in the day when Helen Chamberlain was joined on the sofa by co-presenter Tim Lovejoy, a young 16-year-old called Peter Dale joined Soccer AM – an anarchic football-related Saturday morning programme on Sky Sports. According to Lovejoy, Dale was only kept on because of his tea-making skills. But over the coming weeks, Peter ‘Tubes‘ Dale received an instant cult following when he would be ushered on to ask guests ‘one question and one question only.
Soccer AM’s very own, Tubes (AKA Peter Dale) releases his first book – Tubesology: The world according to Soccer AM’s leading pundit. The book includes Tubes own story along with many of his best bits, including some of his best questions, rubbish raps, and most embarrassing moments.
The brilliantly banal and funny line of questioning all began when he asked football legend Frank Worthington ‘whether he had scored more on or off the pitch’. From that moment on, he became a regular fixture. His well-loved ‘One Question and One Question Only’ segment has ever since, been a highlight of Soccer AM.
Armed with a unique and original style, and sometimes controversial and bizarre line of questioning, Tubes has been known to provoke unpredictable and often hilarious reactions from the celebrities he interviews. He was apparently put in a headlock by Denzel Washington after rapping: ‘You’re a top man, you are Den, I’ve been rapping since I was ten, rapping’s for life not just for Christmas’. So rubbish its brilliant!
Tubesology is a light-hearted book that will make a great Christmas gift for any fan of Soccer AM.
Tubesology – The world according to Soccer AM’s leading pundit is published by John Blake Publishing (hardback, £9.99).