THE star of a popular Channel Four dining show is hoping he can help a football team see the light.

Best known for being the narrator of Come Dine With Me, Dave Lamb has now given his vocal skills to Lewes FC for a video supporting the club’s crowdfunding campaign.

Dave, from Brighton, hopes to see donations pour in, allowing the team to replace the 50-year-old floodlights, install new toilets and make some improvements to its bar and pitch.

A spokesman for the club said: “We’re very proud of our ground The Dripping Pan, but it needs some work doing. And a happy home is a great place to carry on both our football and our campaigning.

“Like all football clubs – and businesses – Covid-19 has taken its toll.

“This season’s revenues fall short of us being able to invest in some key infrastructural improvements that we need to do: floodlights, clubhouse toilet facilities and pitch upgrades.

“So we are launching our first ever crowdfunder and hope that you, our local and global fanbase, will contribute by donating and sharing this page.”

CLICK HERE>>>If you want to find out more about donating to the crowdfunder

In 2017, Lewes FC became the first professional football club in the world to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team.

It is also completely owned by its fans, with voiceover specialist Dave being one of more than 1,500 football-lovers to hold a share.

This is one of the reasons why he has thrown his support behind the fundraiser.

In an appeal to fans, he said: “The club is weathering the current storm as well as any other club, but it does now need your help to make three big improvements.

“Firstly, the floodlights. They have been here for more than 50 years.

“They were initially paid for in part by a Pink Floyd benefit gig at the local town hall

“Shine on you crazy... floodlights. But not for much longer sadly.

“We urgently need eight brand spanking new shining towers of light, which will hopefully then last us another 50 years.

“Secondly, we desperately need some more toilets. Not only is that going to make The Rook Inn experience on matchday even greater, but it also means we’ll be able to hire out the bar a lot more and create more revenue.

“Thirdly, we’re going to make some long overdue improvements to the pitch, focusing on the drainage and the goalmouths.”

Fans’ donations will be met with rewards, with a £2,000 pledge earning devotees naming rights to one of the new floodlights.