Arsenal legend and the nicest man in the biz.
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About Ian Wright
Ian Wright needs virtually no introduction.
As a footballer, Ian played for Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Celtic, Burnley and England. During his celebrated career with Arsenal he lifted the Premier League title, both major domestic trophies, and the European Cup Winners Cup as well as becoming the club's leading scorer.
When he finally retired from the game at the end of the 2000 season, he became a TV presenter with shows including his own late night chat show 'Friday Night's All Wright', 'Gladiators' and 'Friends Like These'. Wrighty's long and illustrious career means he's a well-respected pundit and he spent the 2014 World Cup as part of the ITV commentary team. He's also a long-standing columnist for The Sun newspaper.
In 2000 he was awarded an MBE in tribute to his sporting career.
Wrighty has interviewed the great and good from the worlds of entertainment and football but his favourite bit about being host of Rock 'N' Roll Football is chatting with his listeners, arguing with Russ and discussing with Stoney what they would both do if they were in charge at the Emirates.
Ian featured on an episode of BBC's 'Top Gear' in 2005, posting a 1.47.8 on the celebrity power lap times and let's never forget his foray into the world of music: "Do The Wright Thing" was co-written and produced by Chris Lowe from the Pet Shop Boys.