Stars head to Burnley for Soccer Six

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SHOWBIZ personalities from across the country will descend on Burnley this weekend for the star-studded Celebrity Soccer Six competition at Turf Moor.

Last year’s winning side from BBC TV show “Merlin”, including Bradley James, Tom Hopper, James Robinson, Alex Vlahos and Adetomiwa Edun, will be returning to defend their title at tomorrow’s tournament.

The Soap Star Dream Team, made up of Sacha Parkinson, Gemma Oaten, Charlie Clemmow, Danielle Henry, Victoria Atkin and Lauren Thomas, from “Coronation Street”, “Emmerdale”, “Doctors”, “Hollyoaks” and “Waterloo Road”, will be competing to win the women’s trophy.

“X-Factor” and “Britain’s Got Talent” stars Jai McDowall and Frankie Cocozza will be joining the boys from The Risk and the guys from 20/20 will be joining recent “Britain’s Got Talent” finalists in the Loveable Rogues team, who will be competing for the Soccer Six cup against the “Big Brother”, “Eastenders”, CBBC and GMD3 teams.

Added to this is Tamer Hussan, well-known for his roles in “The Football Factory” and “Layer Cake” who teams up with Lucien Laviscount.

Stars from “The Only Way Is Essex” will take on the lads from “Geordie Shore” in a battle of the reality shows.

Also taking part will be former World Boxing Champion Joe Calzaghe, model and TV presenter Bianca Gascoigne, X-Factor star Kitty Brucknall and girl band Vida.

Last year 7,000 fans from all over the UK came to Burnley for the tournament.

The fun starts at 12-30pm and tickets, costing £13 for adults, £9 for under-12s and £40 for families, are available from the ticket office at Turf Moor.