Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane shoot down idea of Netflix show about WAGs

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane have both dismissed the idea of the England WAGs landing their own Netflix show for the 2022 World Cup - and the Three Lions boss even slammed the term

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane shoot down idea of Netflix show about WAGs
England's WAGs were rumored for a Netflix documentary (Image: INSTAGRAM@megan_davison_)

Gareth Southgate has poured cold water on controversial plans for a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary following England's WAGS at the World Cup.

Netflix have already approached some of the squad's wives and girlfriends about appearing in the £1m show. But Three Lions boss Southgate has not been consulted and is not keen on the idea - and neither is England skipper Harry Kane.

Southgate said: "It's not my cup of tea, really. I'd be surprised if the group of players we've got would have an interest in that. Because they've wanted to focus on football. The focus in Russia and last summer was all about the players and everything that they do. We've never had any issues. We like to involve the families.

"I actually think the term wags is quite disrespectful, it's their partners and family. I don't like the term.

"We want them to feel welcome and we invited them into the hotel when we could in Russia. Mums, dads and kids. It's a great feeling when you've the kids in especially.

"It changes the dynamic of the hotel. We couldn't do that last year because of Covid. It's one big family and everyone recognises that part of what we do has been very good."

TV producers are hoping to hit paydirt after high-profile England WAGs took centre stage as they partied at the World Cup in 2006 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

But Kane said: "I've not been contacted. My wife has not been contacted so I'm not too sure whose has. We want to focus on the World Cup and we don't want any distraction from that.

"I think Gareth hit the nail on the head. We've created this really good environment. Friends and families and girlfriends, wives, have been part of the team and part of the group when we've been away."

There had been reports that Netflix had approached Love Island winner Dani Dyer, girlfriend of West Ham's Jarrod Bowen, Jack Grealish's long-time girlfriend Sasha Attwood and Luke Shaw's wife Anouska Santos.

A source told The Sun: "The proposed docu-series would show off the luxury lifestyle these women lead as they support their other halves in the World Cup lead up.

"There is huge interest in them again as England prepare for the tournament. There is a wish-list in place of the women they want. Very substantial fees are being offered.

"However, it's certain Gareth Southgate would strongly disapprove of any wives or girlfriends signing up to it, as it would be a major distraction to him and the players."

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