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Robbie talks Soccer Aid, cuddles and selling his wife

Soccer Aid takes places at Old Trafford this weekend, and a whole heap of celebrities are set to descend on Manchester.

The event is a huge charity football match between two teams of celebrities.

Singer Robbie Williams- who usually captains the England side- has had to step aside this year for reasons beyond his control.

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José Mourinho to manager Soccer Aid's rest of the world squad v England

Chelsea Manager José Mourinho smiling during a press conference
Chelsea Manager José Mourinho Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is to manage the Rest of the World squad as they take on England in Soccer Aid 2014 at Old Trafford.

The sporting event, in aid of UNICEF and the brainchild of Robbie Williams takes place on Sunday 8th June and will broadcast live on ITV.

José Mourinho said,

"I'm looking forward to beating Robbie Williams and Big Sam’s England team and raising money for UNICEF".

Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams Credit: PA

UNICEF UK Ambassador Robbie Williams will lead the England team with Welsh movie star Michael Sheen returning to captain The Rest of the World.

England's squad will star Homeland’s Damian Lewis, Olly Murs, John Bishop, Jonathan Wilkes and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith.

Michael Sheen’s Rest of the World squad includes Scottish actor James McAvoy, chef Gordon Ramsay alongside Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, and comedian Patrick Kielty.

Robbie Williams announces palladium date

Robbie Williams Credit: PA

Robbie Williams is to launch his new collection of swing songs with a performance at the London Palladium, a venue famously played by Rat Pack stars such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

The 39-year-old singer will play the famous theatre next month ahead of the release of his new album Swings Both Ways.

Williams, who is due to release his new album on November 18, will appear with "special guests" as they perform tracks which include classics and new songs which he has written with Guy Chambers.

Among the names who feature on his album are Lily Allen, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs and Rufus Wainwright, while the classic songs include Puttin' On The Ritz and Dream A Little Dream.

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