Soccer Aid is here, pitting a bunch of celebrities and former footballers in a clash between England and the Rest of the World for charity.
However, some of the Rest of the World XI are a number of stars who could have lined up for England – among them singer-songwriter/presenter Chelcee Grimes, and comedians Mo Gilligan and Lee Mack.
Liverpool-born Grimes has appeared in each of the last two editions of Soccer Aid. The 30-year-old – who played for Liverpool Ladies as a youngster – will represent the Republic of Ireland once again.
Gilligan was also involved in 2020, captaining the World XI to victory on penalties at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old was born in London to parents of Jamaican and St. Lucian descent.
Mack, meanwhile, has featured in each of the last three editions, missing from the spot in 2018 and 2019 for England. However, last year, the Not Going Out star put his Irish heritage to good use, turning out for England’s opponents and scoring the third goal in a 3-0 win at the Etihad.
He had previously discovered about his heritage in an appearance on the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are?