Star trio added to Celebrity Cup line-up

14 May 2017

Film and television actor James Nesbitt, TV personality Denise Van Outen and former Premier League soccer star Craig Bellamy are the latest star names to sign up for this summer’s Celebrity Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort.

James shot to fame in the rom com TV drama Cold Feet and went on to star in films like Waking Ned, Lucky Break, Bloody Sunday, Outcast and The Hobbit series. He has reappeared on television screens in acclaimed roles in The Missing, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and last year’s return of Cold Feet.

James played in the All Star Cup golf event at Celtic Manor in 2005 and 2006, helping Europe defeat America in the celebrity equivalent of the Ryder Cup. He links up once again with All Star Cup team-mate Ronan Keating who is also part of the Ireland line-up for this year’s Celebrity Cup on July 1-2.

Denise returns to the England side after her successful debut in 2016 and will add another splash of glamour to the star-studded event. Best known for presenting The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 and for playing Rosie Hart in the musical Chicago in the West End and on Broadway, Denise was runner-up in the 10th series of Strictly Come Dancing and has become a keen golfer.

Former Cardiff City, Liverpool and Wales striker Craig will be hoping to inspire the home side to regain the Celebrity Cup trophy they won in 2015 but saw wrested away buy Scotland last year. 

Other names already announced for the star-studded event include comedian Rob Brydon, rugby legends Sir Gareth Edwards, Jonathan Davies and Mike Tindall, TV presenters Ben Shephard and Gethin Jones, and boyband stars turned TV personalities, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden.

Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters will flock to Celtic Manor to watch the cup in 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.

Tickets for the tournament are now available on the Celtic Manor website. Visitors can also experience the VIP treatment in Hospitality or at Saturday evening’s glittering Gala Dinner.

The tournament’s glittering Gala Dinner will also raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation, the charity which was set up in honour of Ronan’s mother to promote cancer awareness and the importance of early detection.

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