More stars sign up for Celebrity Cup

20 April 2018

Television personalities Bradley Walsh and Denise Van Outen, and rugby stars Greig Laidlaw and Mike Tindall are the latest stars to sign up for the Celebrity Cup sponsored by Bulmers this summer.

Walsh, Van Outen and Tindall were all part of the England team which won the star-studded event at Celtic Manor in 2017 and they will be keen to keep their hands on the trophy when battle is resumed on 30th June – 1st July.

Actor, comedian, presenter and singer Walsh will lead that defence of the title as he steps up to team captaincy duties for the first time. The Chase quiz show host has been a frequent guest at Celtic Manor in recent weeks as he spent time in Wales filming for the next series of Doctor Who.

Bradley said: “I’ve had a great time filming in Wales but unfortunately I’ve been too busy to spend too much time improving my golf on the driving range at Celtic Manor.

“We all enjoy playing in the Celebrity Cup and it was a real thrill to help Team England win the trophy last year. I’m delighted to be taking over as captain but I definitely feel under pressure to make sure I lead the team to victory again.”

Actress and presenter Van Outen has added a splash of glamour to the fairways for the last two years and will also line up for Team England, along with Rugby World Cup winner Tindall.

Current Scotland and Lions rugby star Laidlaw joins some of his former team-mates already announced for this year’s Scottish team – Thom Evans, Max Evans, and Rory Lawson.

Other stars returning for the annual showdown include Mrs Brown’s Boys star and creator Brendan O’Carroll and singing superstars Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden for Team Ireland. The first names on the team sheet for home side Wales are rugby star turned TV pundit Jonathan Davies and TV presenter Gethin Jones.

Actor and comedian Rob Brydon, who has captained the Wales team for the past five years since the inception of the Celebrity Cup, has unfortunately had to withdraw from this year’s event because of work commitments.

Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters will flock to Celtic Manor to watch the Celebrity Cup from 30th June-1st July. As well as top-notch golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be live music and food and bar outlets in the tented village.

Visitors can also experience the VIP treatment in Hospitality or at Saturday evening’s glittering Gala Dinner.

For information and tickets please visit the website

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