THE Only Way Is Essex star James “Arg” Argent wants to see as many people as possible at the Pirelli Stadium on Sunday for our celebrity charity match.
Arg and a raft of celebrities will be taking part in the game on April 29th (3pm kick-off), which is raising funds for Burton Albion Community Trust.
The TV star visited the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday ahead of the match, for which tickets are still available, as well as local schools Thomas Alleynes, Uttoxeter and Pingle Academy, Swadlincote.
“I’m really excited to be playing at Burton Albion – it’s going to be a great day,” said Arg.
“The Community Trust is a great charity and it’ll be really fun. It’s something I’m really looking forward to taking part in.
“I’ve been to Burton before, but not for a while, so it’s nice to be back!
“There’ll be plenty of entertainment (on the day), so bring your grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers and sisters. It caters for everyone and there’ll be plenty of entertainment throughout the day.
“I wouldn’t say I was a great player or even a good player, but I’ll be giving it a go!
“I’ll turn up on matchday and whatever team I’m on, I’m sure it’ll be the winning team!”
Singer and TV personality Kerry Katona will manage one of the sides on the day with Katie Price managing the other, while Shayne Ward (Singer & Coronation Street), Warren Phillips (Survival of the Fittest 2018) and Dom Lever (Love Island) have all confirmed that they will lace up their boots to grace the Pirelli Stadium turf in aid of charity.
The latest celebrities confirmed include local singer Kirby Frost, from The Voice UK, while Tattoo Fixers’ Jay Hutton will also be taking part.
Tickets are selling fast for the game, which will also see a host of Burton Albion legends taking part.
Other celebrities taking part in the game are*:
Stephen Graham (Gangs of New York/Pirates of the Caribbean); Alex Beattie (Love Island); Calum Best (TV); Dan Osborne (Towie); Liam Gatsby (Towie); Dean Gaffney (soap star); Jamie Borthwick (soap star); Danny Boy Hatchard (soap star); Franky Fryer (Soccer Am); Simon Webbe (pop group Blue); Jimmy Constable (pop group 911); Jamie O’Hara (Celebrity Big Brother); MC Harvey (TV/So Solid) and Matt Lapinskas (actor – Anthony Moon/Dancing On Ice).
*Celebrities appearing at the game are subject to change.
More celebrities will be added very shortly.
Admission prices will be:
Adults – £10
Under-17s – £5
Adults – £15
Under-17s – £8
Car parking is available at £5 per vehicle at the Pirelli Stadium on a first come, first served basis on the day. Hospitality guests will have reserved parking.
The easiest way to buy tickets is online. Alternatively, Albion fans can purchase tickets over the phone (01283 565938) or in person by visiting the club shop during normal opening hours.