will add another splash of glamour
when she makes her debut in this year’s Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers at
the Celtic Manor Resort.
Van Outen only began swinging a club a few
years ago but is a self-confessed golf addict and hits the fairways as often as
her busy television and stage career will allow.
The former Big Breakfast presenter turned West
End star and Eastenders actress brought some glitz to golf when she posed for a
photo shoot last year with Golf Punk magazine and can’t wait to tee up at
former Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor on July 9-10. Van Outen said:
I absolutely love playing
golf and I’m really looking forward to playing in the Celebrity Cup at Celtic
Manor. It sounds a bit nerve-wracking, standing on
the first tee representing England with so many people watching, but my
captain, Mike Tindall, has reassured
me that it’s all good fun. Hopefully I won’t let the team down!
As well as skipper and former Rugby World Cup
winner Tindall, van Outen will be joined in the England team by another
glamorous TV and radio personality, Zoe
Hardman, and Good Morning Britain anchorman, Ben Shephard.
Brydon returns to skipper Wales as the hosts seek to defend the trophy they
won in such thrilling fashion last summer.
More star names will be announced shortly to
compete in teams of six representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in
the fun-packed tournament.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters
flocked to Celtic Manor in the sunshine to watch the stars up close last July.
As well as top-notch
golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be live music and
refreshments in the tented village and the opportunity to “Get Into Golf” in an
interactive zone sponsored by Principality Building Society.
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 of the Celebrity Cup presented
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