Stars line up for the big match

Stars from the world of music and television are gathering in Daventry this weekend for a charity football match.

Stars from Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road, plus X-Factor contestants and more will be involved in the event, split between a disco and karaoke evening and a football match. The event is in aid of local charities.

Organiser Terry O’Neill said: “The Soap Star game this Sunday is building momentum. We have confirmed around 20 stars, including Gareth Gates, Danny Miller, Calvin Denba, Nico Mirallegro, Danny Tennant, plus members of The Risk and The Mend bands who were on X-Factor. We are waiting confirmation from Matt Lapinskas.

“Saturday night’s sing and dance with the stars will see a disco and karaoke night. The lads from the Once Upon A Smile celebrity team are looking forward to the night, especially meeting the locals.

“On Sunday the doors at Daventry Town open at noon, there will be bouncy castles, bungee runs and tombolas, as well as information desks concerning each of the charities which include, Daventry MIND, Daventry Reach for Health, Coppafeel, Gary Barton Memorial Trust, TIMS Charity, Naomi Tate Memorial Fund.

“We do expect some songs from the singers in the Once Upon A Smile team. We’re told Danny Miller and Nico Mirallegro are very talented, as well as the ex-pros that come along.”