Stars of sport and showbiz will return to the
greens of South Wales this summer for the third edition of the Celebrity Cup at
the Celtic Manor Resort.
Television stars Rob Brydon, Philip Glenister and Gethin Jones will
spearhead the home challenge for Wales who will bid to reach the final for the
first time when they take on their celebrity counterparts from England, Ireland
and Scotland from July 3-5.
Last year’s winning captain, Mike Tindall has confirmed he will be back to defend the trophy and the
Rugby World Cup winner will be joined in the England team by another Celebrity
Cup ever-present, Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones.
The popularity of the Celebrity Cup among
spectators and players alike is underlined by the fact that the first two names
announced for the Ireland team have also played in the event for the past two
years. Pop stars turned TV personalities Keith
Duffy and Brian McFadden will
once again bring their irresistible Irish charm to the event which mixes golf,
glamour and fun.
Soccer legends Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Gordon Strachan all return to the Scotland fold in 2015 after
missing last year’s event because of media commitments at the World Cup in
Celtic Manor Chief Executive Ian Edwards said:
We are delighted to see that so many stars from the worlds of sport and
showbiz have already signed up for the 2015 Celebrity Cup. The Celebrity Cup has been a resounding success since we launched the event in 2013 and we have seen a real appetite from
the public for watching celebrities competing outside of their usual comfort
zones on the golf course. We are all looking forward to hosting another fantastic
tournament this summer.
More stars are signing up to compete in teams
of six for the event, which promises a full family day out with an interactive
retail village and the opportunity to get up close to watch the celebrities in
action on the Roman Road Course.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters
flocked to Celtic Manor in the sunshine last summer to watch England gain
revenge over 2013 champions Scotland in the final.
As well as top-notch
golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be Q&A interviews
with other sports stars and live music in the tented village.
Visitors can also
experience the VIP treatment in hospitality or the Premier Lounge, and join the
celebs for a glittering gala dinner on the Saturday evening.
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