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He stepped in to host the Graham Norton Show on Friday night (17) and Jack Whitehall took the opportunity the tell everyone a hilarious story about his mum’s first visit to the Isle of Wight Festival – and meeting Peter Crouch.

Peter, the former Portsmouth, Southampton and England striker, met the comedian’s mum, Hilary, while partying at the Seaclose Park event.

Hilary with Peter Crouch. Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show/Jack Whitehall

Jack explained how he was shocked when he received a couple of pictures from his mum – who was at her first ever festival – including one with the 6ft 7in striker.

Hilary with Peter Crouch. Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show/Jack Whitehall

Jack said:

“Peter Crouch, you’ve had a night out with my mum – at the Isle of Wight Festival. I wasn’t sure you would remember it.

“It was so weird, she went to a festival for the first time ever. She went on her own!

“I received some pictures and a message saying, ‘I’m with Peter Crouch! I thought, ‘I hope she’s not bothering you!’. Then I got another one 12 hours later!”

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Peter, 38, – a regular at the Isle of Wight Festival with his wife Abbey Clancy, joked:

“She was really going for it – she is a lovely lady! It was a great night!”

Peter was a guest on the show alongside Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie, Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans, and comedian and Britain’s Got Talent host David Walliams.

Twitter: @IsleofWightFest Peter Crouch

You can watch the funny exchange at 7 mins 50 seconds on BBC iPlayer Player here.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 takes place on June 13-16 at Seaclose Park, Newport.