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TV stars sign up for charity football match.

Stars of stage, screen and sport will unite in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, this summer for a charity football match in aid of veterinary charity PDSA.

Celebrity players including Eastenders’ Jake Wood and Dean Gaffney, X-Factor winner James Arthur, This Morning’s Jeff Brazier and TOWIE’s Dan Osbourne will be lining up at Shrewsbury Town FC’s New Meadow stadium on Sunday 30 August.

The funds raised will help PDSA provide its veterinary services in the county. The charity provides treatment for 1,300 pets in Shropshire at an annual cost of more than £175,000.

Event organiser. former Coronation Street star Adam Rickitt, said: “It’s fantastic that well-known singers, actors and presenters have agreed to play and support a great cause. We can’t wait to see them battling it out to raise funds for poorly pets. PDSA provides some of the most vulnerable pets in society with the veterinary care they deserve and all proceeds from ticket sales will help fund that service.

“We hope animal lovers and football fans alike with come and support us this Bank Holiday. We’ll be unveiling more celebrity names over the coming weeks, for what promises to be a great family day out.”

The first celebrities announced that are taking part include*:

• Jake Wood (Eastenders)

• Nathan Cleverly (world champion boxer)

• Jeff Brazier (This Morning)

• James Arthur (X Factor winner)

• Jay James (X Factor finalist)

• Harley "Sylvester" Alexander-Sule (The Rizzle Kicks)

• Gareth Gates (Pop Idol/Big Reunion)

• Dane Bowers (Another Level/Big Reunion)

• MC Harvey (So Solid Crew)

• Danny Boy Hatchard (Eastenders)

• Jamie Borthwick (Eastenders)

• Terry Alderton (Eastenders)

• Dean Gaffney (Eastenders)

• Tubes (Soccer AM)

• Franky Fryer (Soccer AM)

• Darren Everest (The Overtones)

• Tom Davis (Keith Lemon Sketch Show/Murder in Successville)

• Dan Osbourne (The Only Way is Essex)

• Little Chris (The Only Way is Essex)

• Luke Friend (The X Factor finalist)

• Nev Wilshire (The Call Centre)

• Love Island’s Max Morley, Jordan Ringer and Joshua Ritchie

• Shrewsbury Town legends Mickey Brown, Dean Spink, Darren Currie and Lee Taylor

Team managers are Lee Latchford Evans (Steps) and Dawn Ward (Real Housewives of Cheshire).

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £2 for under 16s. VIP packages are also available, with the opportunity to meet-and-greet with the players. Tickets are available from the Shrewsbury Town FC Box Office on 01743 273943 or by visiting

Car parking at the ground is £5.

*Lineup is subject to change.