Jamie & Jake sign-up for Celebs match
This year's celebrity charity soccer match will have the X-Factor after Jake Quickenden confirmed he will be taking part.
Quickenden, who made the Live show stage of the 2014 X Factor series, will be among the star-studded line-up at the Liberty on Sunday, May 31 to help raise money for SwansAid.
The 2014 I’m a Celebrity runner-up, who was part of Scunthorpe's youth set up, has played football semi-professionally for Frickley Athletic and Bottesford Town.
Quickenden will be joined by former Olympic and Commonwealth sprinter Jamie Baulch, who took part in last year's event.
Baulch played on Danny Dyer’s team as they narrowly lost out to Adam Woodyatt’s side in a thrilling game.
The 41-year-old, who won silver at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics before winning medals for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002, is looking forward to taking part in this year's match.
“I can’t wait to get back - there is nothing like being back at the Liberty having a kickabout,” he said.
“I admit I am not the greatest footballer but my football claim to fame has to be setting up Gianfranco Zola for a goal during another charity match I featured in, so I am hoping I can bring that skill back to Swansea.
“For last year’s game to raise £50,000 for SwansAid is phenomenal. All that money is going to help local children and charities.
“Last year was great and a magical day to be involved with, especially playing with the likes of club legend Lee Trundle. There was an incredible atmosphere and it's why I am glad to say I’m back for more.”
Watch Jamie meet-up with Lee Trundle at the Liberty earlier this week in the video below.
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