Entertainment news

Alex Brooker looks ahead to Soccer Aid

Alex Brooker wearing an england kit

Alex Brooker has expressed how much he is looking forward to the halftime entertainment for Soccer Aid 2024 tonight [9th June] when one of his teammates takes centre stage.

The Last Leg presenter and disability campaigner will be joining the likes of Bobby Brazier, Paddy McGuinness, Tom Grennan, Sir Mo Farah, Steven Bartlett, Sam Thompson and captain Jill Scott at Stamford Bridge for ITV’s annual cause raising money for UNICEF.

Their opponent team, who will be aiming for victory, is formed of Eden Hazard, Roberto Carlos, Maisie Adam, Gladiator’s Diamond, Tommy Fury, Lee Mack, Roman Kemp, Martin Compston and captained by Usain Bolt.

Brooker told Virgin Radio the respect he has for Grennan, who is not only playing on his side but also performing at halftime.

“I don’t know how Tom had the energy,” Brooker said.

“He’s not just on the pitch, just knocking about and doing a little jog here and there. He runs. He was just honestly one of the fittest people I’ve ever seen.”

Brooker admitted he was “So jealous of him. He’s fit, he’s handsome, he can play football, he can sing. He’s incredible.

“He doesn’t hold back, whether he’s singing or playing football. That’s what I love about him; he’s just a really good bloke.”

The presenter is also looking forward to Frank Lampard joining the England’s management team for the first time.

“I'm just excited,” Brooker said.  “I met Frank at the photo shoot we did, and he's a lovely guy. Also, of course, I love Harry Redknapp, and I love [coach] David Seaman. It’s a good group of people to have, to listen to.

I think I'm quite looking forward to seeing what Frank brings to the dynamic this year.”

Brooker will play for the Soccer Aid World XI team, but knows they have stiff competition up against their fellow opponents.

Although he gave Eden and Diamond credit for signing up to raise cash for such a great cause.

“It just kind of blows my mind,” Brooker said.

“It’s an incredible event for such an amazing cause… So please come out and support us. It’s going to be an amazing game, an amazing show, and the cause is the best. Hopefully this year we can take the money raised through Soccer Aid past that £100 million mark.”

[ Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2024 kicks off at 6pm tonight, 9th June, on ITV1 available afterwards on ITV Hub. ]

Related Articles

Help support us continuing our groundbreaking work. Make a donation to help with our running costs, and support us with continuing to bring you all the latest news, reviews and accessibility reports. Become a supporter or sponsor of Able2UK today!

Able2UK Logo