Pop star signed up for match
Sep 20 2004
By Rob Kennedy, The Evening Chronicle
Pop star Antony Costa and former goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar are the latest people to be signed up for Newcastle United's reality TV show.
The singer from boy band Blue and the ex Liverpool keeper will be in Toon next month when The Match kicks off.
Television cameras will be rolling into the region to follow a team of showbiz stars as they pit their wits against a football legends eleven.
The climax of the show, a match between the two teams at St James' Park, will see Sir Bobby Robson return to his former ground in charge of the legends team.
Today the TV company making the programme confirmed Antony Costa will line up in the celebrity team alongside band-mate Simon Webbe.
A spokesman from Endemol UK said: "We're delighted that Antony will be joining his bandmate Simon for The Match.
"Simon is of course an ex-pro - so let's hope Antony has picked up a few tricks from him along the way.
"Obviously the Match will be Sir Bobby Robson's final appearance as Manager at St James' Park. We've signed Bruce Grobbelaar for the legends squad."
The 18-strong celebrity squad, including actors Ralf Little and Gary Lucy, will go on a training camp before flying to Tyneside. Gazza and Peter Beardsley are among the stars.
The game on October 10 is for charity. Tickets: (0191) 261 1571 or www.skyone.co.uk/thematch.