Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Galaxy of Sport Stars Aid Charity; Glittering Event at Riverside

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Galaxy of Sport Stars Aid Charity; Glittering Event at Riverside

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Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter

THEY have interviewed some of the world's most famous, but tiny TV stars Little Ant and Dec are set for their toughest challenge yet.

Millions have been glued to their screens as the pint-sized presenters have questioned dozens of celebs.

Now the sofa sidekicks, real names James Pallister and Dylan McKenna-Red-haw, are taking part in a cricket challenge involving a galaxy of North East stars.

The latest leg of the Prince's Trust Challenge Trophy, staged at Durham County Cricket Club on September 2, will see the north and south of the region go head-to-head under the colours of the team presidents the Duke of Northumberland and Lord Durham.

James and Dylan, both 13, of Low Fell, will be VIP guests at the Riverside and will interview a host of stars on the day, as well as having a stint on the pitch - maybe even facing a ball from Durham ace Steve Harmison.

They cannot wait to see some of the biggest sporting names at the All-Star Celebrity Twenty20 Cricket Match, Paul Collingwood among them.

James said: "While we worked on Saturday Night Takeaway, we were lucky enough to interview celebrities such as David and Victoria Beckham, George Clooney and Robbie Williams, but to meet and interview some of our North East sporting celebrities is just as exciting, and we're really looking forward to it."

The latest confirmed stars out to win the Cricket Trophy, sponsored by Stratstone, include Steve Harmison as captain for the Duke's team, while England ace Paul Collingwood is a non-playing captain for the Earl's team.

The cricket match is the second in a series of four celebrity-packed sport events, the first of which teed off in July with a celebrity amateur golf tournament at Slaley Hall. Entertainment at the Riverside will also be provided by a group of cheerleaders led by North East choreographer Miranda McCrory - wife of former champion boxer Glenn McCrory, who is playing in the match. …

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