10th August 2018, 15:30 | ChallengeCup

Love Island’s Chris Hughes joins Wembley half-time challenge

Love Island’s Chris Hughes joins Wembley half-time challenge

Chris Hughes, star of Love Island 2017, is the latest star to line up for the celebrity half-time challenge at this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

Hughes will be coached by former England, Leeds Rhinos and Sheffield Eagles player Keith Senior, who was part of the giant-killing Sheffield Eagles team that defeated Wigan Warriors 17-6 in 1998.

They’ll be fundraising for Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health by addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Hughes will compete against television presenter, comedian and Physical Disability Rugby League player Adam Hills, sporting soprano Laura Wright and comedian, actor and Rugby League fan Johnny Vegas.

Each of the celebrities will be required to complete six accurate passes of a rugby ball, make a complete set of six tackles, including sprinting back 10 metres each time, before kicking a ball between the posts. The challenge will be similar to the one completed by Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell and England Women’s international Faye Gaskin at the 2017 final where Lindsey managed to complete the challenge first after Faye hit the crossbar with her kick.

Whilst the aim of the game for each of the celebrities is to complete the challenge it’s expected to be fiercely competitive as each will be hoping to complete the challenge first and claim the bragging rights.

Each of the celebrities will be sponsored to complete the challenge in order to raise money for their chosen charity. The charities will also receive a significant cash back from all ticket sales that they generate for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final.

Chris Hughes said: It’s an honour to be heading onto the pitch at Wembley for the Half Time Challenge on behalf of Movember because a few people in my family, including me, have experienced health scares in the past with testicular cancer. Movember provides support and encourages men to get checked in order to live for longer’