Paul Merson

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Paul Merson: Football, Gambling and Me


BBC One, 9pm 

The one-off documentary follows former Arsenal and England legend Paul Merson as he opens up about his former gambling addiction. 

Over the past 30 years Merson gambled away his fortune and he is not alone in his gambling addiction, with many fans battling with the same problem. 

Paul Merson to front new gambling documentary for BBC One

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The poignant and necessary film will follow former Arsenal and England legend Paul Merson, who lost a fortune due to a gambling addiction that lasted 30 years, as he explores the relationship between football and gambling at a time where the industry’s place in sport has never been more questioned.