Published on : Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Van Outen only began swinging a club a few years ago but is a self-confessed golf addict and hits the fairways as often as her busy television and stage career will allow.
The former Big Breakfast presenter turned West End star and Eastenders actress brought some glitz to golf when she posed for a photo shoot last year with Golf Punk magazine and can’t wait to tee up at former Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor on July 9-10.
Van Outen said: “I absolutely love playing golf and I’m really looking forward to playing in the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor.
“It sounds a bit nerve-wracking, standing on the first tee representing England with so many people watching, but my captain, Mike Tindall, has reassured me that it’s all good fun. Hopefully I won’t let the team down!”
As well as skipper and former Rugby World Cup winner Tindall, van Outen will be joined in the England team by another glamorous TV and radio personality, Zoe Hardman, and Good Morning Britain anchorman, Ben Shephard.
Comic Rob Brydon returns to skipper Wales as the hosts seek to defend the trophy they won in such thrilling fashion last summer.
More star names will be announced shortly to compete in teams of six representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the fun-packed tournament.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters flocked to Celtic Manor in the sunshine to watch the stars up close last July. As well as top-notch golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be live music and refreshments in the tented village and the opportunity to “Get Into Golf” in an interactive zone sponsored by Principality Building Society.
Visitors can also experience the VIP treatment in Hospitality or the Premier Lounge, and join the celebs for a glittering gala dinner on the Saturday evening of the Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers.