Following hot on the heels of 1D's Louis Tomlinson turning out to play for Doncaster Rovers Reserves, comes news that Peter Pan of pop, Sir Cliff Richard, real name Harry Webb, has been drafted in to play for Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis team against Italy later in the year.
Speaking from his holiday home in Portugal, Richard, aka Webb, told reporters, "I'm delighted to be able to combine my two great loves. Me and winegrowing." He then set about winning over the skeptical press as he handed round samples of a cheeky Chardonnay and a full-bodied Pinot Noir, both of which garnered plenty of praise from the assembled throng. The chardonnay, lightly oaked with tinges of vanilla, and the pinot full of big fruits on the nose with a dry finish and chock-full of tannin.
However several hours later when pressed further on his selection for the Davis Cup team, the poptastic Richard commented, "Well it's an obvious move if you think about it really. Because, if say one of our team or an opponent hurts themselves during a match, or an umpire's chair collapses and play is held up, then I can get on the mic and entertain the crowd."
Sir Cliff, or 'The Webster' to his inner circle, has been a tennis fan and keen amateur player for many years now, and welcoming the news his good buddy and tennis legend Sue Barker tweeted "Well done Cliff! But for Christ's sake whatever you do don't pull any strings by going and getting Wossy or that bloody Jimmy Carr called up."