FORMER Arsenal star Nicklas Bendtner is set to swap penalty boxes for goggleboxes by becoming a TV personality.
The Danish striker, 32, has sought a new episode in his career after leaving hometown club FC Copenhagen last month.
Bendtner – who has not announced his retirement from football – has now been given a reality show on Danish TV together with his girlfriend Philine Roepstorff.
Named Bendtner And Philine, it will air on Denmark’s D-Play streaming service in the spring.
The forward spent nine seasons with Arsenal, scoring 45 goals in 171 games before leaving in 2014.
He also played for Birmingham, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest, as well as Juventus, Wolfsburg and Rosenborg.
Bendtner said: “Both Philine and I are used to being in the media spotlight.
“Many stories are written about us, and we often find that only half the truth emerges.
“We considered for a long time whether our relationship was strong enough to handle all the attention that comes when you let a camera crew come close.
“We were well aware that it wouldn’t become a glossy tale with us as protagonists – but we have never been interested in that.”
Bendtner met model and fashion designer Philine in 2017. The couple have been labelled the Beckhams of Denmark.
She added: “We wanted to bring down some of the cliches and prejudice that will always exist about a footballer and his model girlfriend.
“And then we want to give viewers an insight into the fun and sometimes difficult love that will always be the cornerstone of our relationship.”