Abbey Clancy offers World Cup relief for footie haters

If you're dreading the World Cup because you know full well that the TV listings are going to be dominated by all things football, then you might be pleased to know that Virgin Media has lined up the future Mrs Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy, to present an alternative on-demand line up.

"Abbey Clancy’s Girls' Night In" on Virgin Media On Demand, is a range of the Scouse model's favourite shows that she has chosen in order to give the non-footie-loving public something different to watch.

Her selection, unsurprisingly, is clearly aimed at the ladies and includes a mixture of American mush like Gossip Girl and The Hills and British chick-shows like Secret Diary of a Call Girl. If you get sick of looking at pretty people, there's also a selection of Gordon Ramsay's The F-Word available too.

Abbey said: “While I’ll definitely be cheering on Pete and our boys this summer, it’s fantastic Virgin Media On Demand have let me host a selection of girly TV favourites so that we can take a break from football when we want as well. So go on, treat yourself to the ultimate girls’ night in with some popcorn and pampering, complete with a dose of George Clooney!” 

Abbey's selections are available throughout June. Presumably by July, when we hit the quarter final stage, England will have already been knocked out in cruel, heart-breaking fashion...again.

Or maybe they'll be no need for the service any longer because, by that stage, the whole country will be caught up in a state of World Cup euphoria as England march on to the final and lift the famous trophy. Yeah, we'll go with the latter. Sounds like much more fun.