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 Brazil.
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.
For information and tickets please visit the Celtic Manor website.