Peter Crouch is using lifesize cardboard cutouts of himself to ward off burglars at his £4.5million mansion – The Sun

PETER CROUCH is using a life-size cut out of himself to ward off intruders from his £4.5million Cheshire mansion.

The 6ft 7” ex Liverpool and England striker has twice been targeted by thieves and has now taken inspiration from Macaulay Culkin’s character in cult 1990 film Home Alone.

Peter, 39, took the 2D model from the set of his new BBC show, Save Our Summer, and placed it in the window to make it appear he was staring out across the garden.

The models, nicknamed Two Meter Peters, are used to help social distancing on set.

Peter said: “I’ve got mine in the top bedroom.

"We threw it in there when it first came.

"And I walked down to the bottom of the garden, turned around and thought: ‘Who’s that in my bedroom? What’s going on here?’

“But now I’ve left it in there because security wise, if anyone comes in it is perfect.”

Peter, who lives in the plush pad with his model wife Abbey Clancy, 34, and their three kids, has fallen foul of robbers in the past.

In 2006 the footballer, who retired last summer, had a £100,000 Aston Martin stolen during a raid on his house in upmarket Alderley Edge.

Then in 2011, he and Abbey saw their current home in the sleepy Cheshire village, Mottram St Andrew, ransacked by burglars who stole their kids’ Christmas presents.

Peter’s new primetime TV show on the Beeb begins this Saturday and will see him taking on a number of challenges including sky diving and tight rope walking.

Stars including Liam Gallagher and Little Mix will also perform on the series, where Maya Jama, 25, and Alex Horne, 41, also host.

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