Hollywood Balls launches with Martin Offiah
Hollywood Balls launches with Martin Offiah

DubaiLAD launches new podcast with global rugby legend Martin Offiah!

DubaiLAD has teamed up with Geordie Pete Redding to launch our new podcast Hollywood Balls packed full of sport, famous guests, music, culture, social media stars and more.

The weekly Hollywood Balls podcast is set to launch on Saturday, July 18. The podcast will feature a wide range of guests and topics. And we’ve got a humdinger of an opening guest in the form of Martin Offiah, the rugby legend.

The former rugby union and league star played across the 80s, 90s and 00s and was made an MBE in 1997. He scored over 500 tries in his rugby league career and is the top try-scoring English player) of all time. As well as being one of the most famous rugby players of his generation, he’s also a Sky TV presenter and a DJ, so he’s going to have some amazing stories.

And check out this video for the man’s skills!

Behind the scenes with Hollywood Balls

We caught up with the host Geordie Pete Redding to find out what’s store.

What guests have you lined up?

Wait and see, there are some big names from the world of sport and TV, throw into the mix the film and TV star, social media icon and singer and it’s a very diverse lineup. For instance, friends of the show are John Barnes, Tony Hadley, Monty Panesar and Big Sam Allardyce.

What’s your radio history? 

I fell into radio by accident, I helped a presenter with a sports show one evening and it just grew from there. I have since been lucky to feature on Emirates Radio, Dubai Eye, Coast FM, Capital and Dubai TV.

What will the podcast cover? 

The Podcast is sports-based but covers every aspect of modern life. We feature topical guests from Kick It Out (racism in football) to the promotion of The Special Olympics. Recently we had the Paris St Germain goalkeeper telling us all about the initiative to rid football of plastic.

Why should people tune in?

We feature ex legends of the game, who discuss pivotal moments and memories from their careers. We ask the questions the fans want to hear, what went on in the changing rooms, who was the laziest player in the team. And we’ll also feature a wide range of topics alongside sport and some very juicy special guests.

How to tune in

The Hollywood Balls podcast comes out weekly and it’ll be available through our DubaiLAD page right here.

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