Wagner and Katie Waissel from ‘X-Factor’ to appear at Burnley celebrity football tournament

The big day is fast approaching and tickets for the Soccer 6 Celebrity Football Tournament at Turf Moor are flying out.

With a month to go, more than 3,500 matchday tickets have already been sold for the event on Sunday, June 5th, and today staff at Burnley FC have announced the stars of Channel Four hit soap “Hollyoaks” have confirmed they will be taking part, too.

The “Hollyoaks” boys’ team will include, Jamie Lomas, Ricky Whittle, Nick Pickard, Craig Vine, Matt Milburn, Chris Fountain, Anthony Quinlan, Nico Mirallegro and Ashley Taylor. Also taking part will be well-known Clarets’ fan Alastair Campbell, competing in the Burnley team.

The recent recruits are Twenty Twenty, Starboy Nathan, Stavros Flatley, Kid British and recent stars of the “X-Factor” Wagner and Katie Waissel. This follows the earlier announcement that The Wanted will also be competing in the Soccer Six this summer, joining Brit award winner Plan B, Pete Doherty, Shayne Ward, Danny Dyer, the “Only Way is Essex” team as well as stars from “Coronation Street”, “X Factor”, “Eastenders”, “Waterloo Road”, “Dancing on Ice” and “I’m a Celebrity”.

The Soccer 6 tournament is the biggest celebrity-based football tournament in the world with previous participants including Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, JLS, The Wanted, Stacey Solomon and Liam Gallagher.


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Adult tickets for the event are £12, the under-12s are £8 and family tickets for two adults and three children under 12 are £40. They are available from the Turf Moor Ticket Office at Burnley Football Club, Harry Potts Way, Burnley; call the ticket line on 0871 221 1914 or click online at the official Burnley FC website.