CAPITAL’S ROMAN KEMP SIGNS UP FOR SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF 2019

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Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 match takes place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge on Sunday 16th June 2019 with a star-studded celebrity and ex-professional footballer line-up
Harry and Jamie Redknapp, Niall Horan, Didier Drogba, Usain Bolt, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid plus many more are confirmed to take part in this year’s event
Buy tickets for England v Soccer Aid World XI football match at www.socceraid.org.uk/tickets/ Buy early to get tickets for a family of four to watch the match for just £60
• The star-studded event will air exclusively on ITV and STV on 16 June 2019

Wednesday 8th May – Capital Breakfast show host Roman Kemp is grabbing his footy boots as the latest signing for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019. He joins a star-studded Soccer Aid World XI team including Didier Drogba, Usain Bolt, Kem Cetinay, Martin Compston, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho and F2 Freestyler Billy Wingrove, managed by Harry Redknapp and Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

Roman said: “I’m so excited to make my debut for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 and can’t wait to get on the pitch at Stamford Bridge. I couldn’t quite believe it when I got the call, it’s a dream come true. I’ve watched Soccer Aid for years and as an Arsenal fan I can’t believe I’m going to be playing alongside so many legendary players such as Robert Pires.”

Roman and the Soccer Aid World XI team will go head to head against the England squad, including Sir Mo Farah, Jamie Redknapp, Ben Shephard, Joe Wicks, Mark Wright and F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch, co-managed by Sam Allardyce and Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid.

This year’s game contains female players for the first time ever – so far confirmed for England are ex-internationals Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey, the most capped England player of all time with an incredible 129 caps. The names of all additional players will be announced in due course – watch this space!

Tickets for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 match on Sunday 16th June 2019 at Stamford Bridge are available now at www.socceraid.org.uk/tickets/or by calling 020 7386 2019. Tickets are priced at £10 for under-16s and adults from £20 meaning a family of four can attend for just £60.

The match will be broadcast live on ITV and STV on Sunday 16th June and the money raised will go towards Unicef’s vital work protecting children in danger around the world, helping every child grow up happy, healthy and safe to play. Soccer Aid for Unicef is produced by Initial, part of Endemol Shine UK, for ITV.

100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children around the world. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £30 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid for Unicef since its inception.

Every pound you donate to Soccer Aid for Unicef until 23 July 2019 will be matched by the UK government, doubling the difference you make to children’s lives.

Visit www.socceraid.org.uk to find out more and follow @SoccerAid on Twitter and Instagram, ‘Soccer Aid’ on Facebook and use the hashtag #SoccerAid for regular player and match updates.

An image of Roman in his Soccer Aid World XI kit is available to download here.

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Notes to editors:

For more information on Soccer Aid for Unicef please call:

Unicef UK: 0207 375 6030 or email media@unicef.org.uk

ITV Press Office: 07834334660 or sarah.stevens@itv.com

CAPITAL’S ROMAN KEMP SIGNS UP FOR SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF 2019