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Soccer Aid 2023 – Everything you need to know



Soccer Aid 2023 - The line up and all details.

This years Soccer Aid is set to take place in Manchester at Old Trafford on Sunday 11th June.

Originally set up in 2006 by Robbie Williams in a bid to raise money for UNICEF, the event has gone from strength to strength and is now on its 17th year.

This years match will see England take on World XI which will include both celebrities and legends of the game.

The celebrities lining up for England are Paddy McGuinness, Bugzy Malone, Tom Grennan, Sir Mo Farah, Alex Brooker, Chunkz, Joel Corry, Scarlette Douglas, and Liam Payne as of yet.

Legends for England will include Jill Scott (C), Jermaine Defoe, Karen Carney, Gary Cahill, Jack Wilshere, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Eni Aluko, David James, and Nicky Butt.

The celebrities lining up for the World XI will include Usain Bolt (C), Lee Mack, Steven Bartlett, Kem Cetinay, Mo Gilligan, Maisie Adam, Kaylyn Kyle, and Tommy Fury.

As of yet, only one legend is on the World XI team, FIFA World Cup winner, American footballer, Heather O’Reilly.

Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Haynes will take control of the reigns for the England squad with Line of Duty actress Vicky McCure and football legend Harry Redknapp on the coaching set up.

Former Premier League and Irish legend Robbie Keane is the only member of coaching staff for World XI so far.

There are currently no hosts lined up for the event but last year saw Dermott O’Leary, Alex Scott, and Maya Jama hosting.

Comedian and voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling has confirmed he will be commentating the game with Sam Matterface.

2023 Soccer Aid will be shown live on ITV1 and ITVX.

Last years event saw the match end 2-2 with World XI getting the win, beating England on penalties 4-1 with Lee Mack scoring the winner. Soccer Aid 2022 raised £15,673,728 for UNICEF.

Tickets are available for the match on the Soccer Aid website with prices ranging from £10 to £100 per ticket.


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Yorkie’s ‘not for girls’ advert from 2002 has gone viral and people can’t believe it aired



With over two decades passing, some people are only just discovering the Yorkie ‘not for girls’ advert from 2002, and they can’t believe it.

That’s right, over 20 years have passed and younger generations are only just coming across the advert for Nestle’s thick milk chocolate bar, with mixed opinions on it.

Many can’t believe it made it onto TV, while others think the advert was ‘proper genius’ and ‘just a joke’. Either way, all would agree it probably wouldn’t go down so well today.

The Yorkie slogan in 2002 went as follows: “Five big chunks of masculine chocolate. Yorkie… it’s not for girls.”

The advert shows a woman disguising herself as a man to try to purchase a Yorkie bar from the shop.

But she is challenged by the male shopkeeper to answer a series of ‘manly’ questions to prove her ‘masculinity’ as the bar is branded as ‘not for girls’.
The advert has cropped up again on social media, and many have been sharing their opinions on the ad.

One person recalled: “As a girl I simply accepted the fact I would be arrested for attempting to buy a Yorkie.”

While another chimed in: “Yep, and I remember the massive kick off. I haven’t bought a Yorkie since.”

Others said they thought it was a great marketing tactic from Nestle seeing as it caused many women to head out to buy a bar in defiance, and many men choosing the chocolate while enjoying and benefitting from the ride – a successful marketing campaign, for sure.

Do you remember the advert well? See the video below either for the first time or to brush up on your early 2000’s tv knowledge!

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Sir Michael Parkinson has died.



Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has died at the age of 88, the BBC has announced.

The former journalist was one of British television’s most famous faces through his talk show Parkinson, which initially ran on the BBC from 1971 to 1982.

He relaunched the show on the BBC in 1998 before it moved to ITV in 2004, until he retired the programme in 2007.

Over more than 800 episodes, Sir Michael interviewed some of the world’s most high-profile figures – including Muhammad Ali, Sir Elton John and George Michael – and helped make comedian Sir Billy Connolly a household name.

But despite his long and industrious career, Sir Michael’s 2003 interview with Meg Ryan went down in history as one of his most memorable shows.

The chat show king was faced with a stony-faced Ryan, who delivered one-word answers as she promoted her poorly received erotic thriller The Cut.

More than 20 years later, he offered an apology to the actress and admitted neither of them were on “top form”.

In 2013, Sir Michael revealed he was being treated for prostate cancer – but said he had no intention of stopping working.

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North East football top appears in the new Gal Gadot Netflix film Heart of Stone!



Netflix have released a brand new film starring Gal Gadot, titled “Heart of Stone”. The American spy action thriller is centred around Rachel Stone, an intelligence operative who stands between her powerful global peacekeeping organization and the loss of its most valuable and dangerous asset.

A certain clip from the film has been going around Twitter recently though due to the costume of one of its characters.

During an intense chase scene where Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is fleeing from the pursuing gunmen hunting her down, one of the characters can be seen to be wearing none other than Middlesbrough’s home shirt from the 09/10 season!

One Twitter user wrote, “@Borohow the hell did this happen? Sat watching the new @GalGadot film and a bloody Boro fan is trying to kill her!!!”

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