KNUTSFORD'S Dion Dublin will make history tomorrow.

The former England international footballer will be one of the two opening guests as iconic television show A Question of Sport makes its debut on BBC Radio 5 Live.

He will be joined by fellow guest Karen Carney, the England Lionesses international, captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson, while Mark Chapman will be the presenter as TVs longest running sports quiz is adapted for radio.

The first of the new episodes will air on Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds as a podcast on Saturday at 2pm.

Dublin, who was born in Leicester but has settled in Knutsford, is no stranger to working with the BBC, of course, as he has built a second career out of football punditry, also featuring on Sky Sports.

The 50-year-old also joined the presenting team of BBC daytime show Homes Under the Hammer in 2015.

All of this has followed making over 600 appearances between 1988 and 2008 up and down the UK for a list of clubs that includes Manchester United, Cambridge United, Coventry City, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Norwich City and Celtic.

He initially started out as a centre half but converted into a striker and went on to secure four caps with England.

His talents don't end there.

The amateur percussionist invented an instrument called The Dube and nine years ago he joined band Ocean Colour Scene on stage in a gig at the University of East Anglia.

But on Saturday his focus will be on helping to entertain the radio-listening public suffering from boredom during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in the UK.

His appearance on the show of an initial four-episode series will in many ways replicate one of British TV’s most loved formats, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in January.

Quizzes have become very popular during the current crisis as people self isolating look for ways to entertain themselves and share time with friends and family online.

Favourite Question of Sport rounds, such as The One Minute Round, and the dreaded Home or Away will keep fans entertained, while the iconic Mystery Guest game will feature instead as an audio challenge.

Dublin will partner up with former England cricketer Tufnell in attempting to pull off an historic win.

Tufnell said: “Can’t wait to get QS on the radio waves, and it’s always good fun to work with my old mate Chappers.

"Looking forward to audiences all being able to get a double helping of the show; Friday night on TV with Sue Barker in charge and Saturday afternoon on the radio! Tune in and let’s all have some much needed fun!”