RICKY Whittle swapped the bright lights of Hollywood for an afternoon of football at Morecambe’s Globe Arena and shone himself as he grabbed two goals in a “man of the match” performance.
The former Hollyoaks heartthrob was part of the All Stars team which also featured Coronation Street stars Alan Halsall (Tyrone), Sam Aston (Chesney) and Ryan Thomas (Jason).
Also making an appearance was Rhodri Giggs, brother of Manchester United star Ryan, who have both been in the news recently because of stories about their private lives.
Hollyoaks actor Nico Mirallegro was also part of the celebrity team.
Alan Halsall, who captained his side to 4-0 victory, said: “It was a really enjoyable afternoon.
“We all love playing football and if we can help a few charities while we are doing that then that’s great.
“We play around 30 matches a year, but Morecambe and this great new ground and the fans that turn out in such numbers are a real highlight for us.”
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