We can’t wait to see Tina & Bobby this Friday not least because there will be a whole bunch of lovely classic cars. We know that there is a lovely S-Type Jaguar and there is bound to be a lot more classics. The story itself is fascinating.

Tina and Bobby is an epic love story about an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be swept up in an extraordinary life.

Nineteen-year-old Tina Dean (Michelle Keegan) married Bobby Moore (Lorne MacFadyen) for love, little knowing that their marriage would be defined by history.

Tina struggled as a housewife but Bobby’s star ascended as he became England captain aged just 23. When Tina fell pregnant their future looked bright… until Bobby was diagnosed with cancer. Sworn to secrecy, Tina proved Bobby’s rock as he fought his way back to fitness but he and Tina clashed when a stand off with his club manager jeopardised his World Cup prospects.

When England won the World Cup in July 1966, Bobby became a national hero and Tina was jettisoned from suburban housewife to a role in the spotlight. She and Bobby became football’s ‘golden couple’ and Tina was the first WAG.

But their celebrity lifestyle came at a cost. Bobby was arrested while training for the 1970 World Cup and they were the target of a kidnap threat.

When Bobby’s playing career waned and business decisions left them in debt cracks started to show in their relationship and Tina faced the biggest battle of all, to save their marriage.

If you want to know more about footballers and cars then take a look at this brilliant book with Bobby on the cover available from Amazon and as a Kindle EBook.

World Cup Cortinas copy 2 188x300 - Tina & Bobby on ITV this Friday

(L-R) West Ham United and England teammates Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore admire the ranks of Ford Cortinas