All*Star Cup

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All*Star Cup
Created by Ant & Dec
Presented by Jamie Theakston
Kirsty Gallagher (2005)
Ant & Dec (2006)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Broadcast
Original channel Sky One (2005)
ITV (2006)
Original run 2005 (2005)  – 2006 (2006)

The All*Star Cup is a celebrity Golf match first held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport in 2005 that pitted two teams of celebrities against each other in a Ryder Cup-style competition.

The first series was aired on Sky One, with the second series being covered on ITV with extra coverage on ITV2.

Series 1[edit]

In the 2005 competition the American team were captained by Mark O'Meara and the Europeans were captained by Colin Montgomerie. The event was aired on Sky One, presented by Kirsty Gallacher and Jamie Theakston and created by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

The tournament ended dramatically, with the result only decided on the 18th hole of the final match, when Ronan Keating and Damian Lewis won the hole against Michael Douglas and Mark Spitz to win the cup for Europe by a score of 91-89.

Team USA 2005 Team Europe 2005
Michael Chang Matt Dawson
Michael Douglas Chris Evans
Patrick Duffy Ruud Gullit *
Boomer Esiason Gavin Henson
Kenny G Ronan Keating
Steve Hytner Jodie Kidd
Cheryl Ladd Damian Lewis
George Lopez James Nesbitt
Rob Lowe Sir Steve Redgrave
Cheech Marin Peter Schmeichel
Haley Joel Osment Ian Wright
Nick Swisher Catherine Zeta-Jones

Series 2[edit]

The 2006 tournament took place from 26 to 28 August and was broadcast across ITV1 and ITV2 during the August Bank Holiday weekend, with Ant & Dec taking up the role of hosting the live coverage on ITV, and Kirsty Gallacher and Ben Shephard fronting the ITV2 coverage. Colin Montgomerie returned to captain the European team, with the American team now being captained by Todd Hamilton.

Europe won the cup for the second time. The legendary Bruce Forsyth holed the winning putt, aged 78. He had been dubbed 'The Golfather' by his team mates during the contest. [1]

Team USA 2006 Team Europe 2006
William Baldwin Chris Evans
Michael Brandon Bruce Forsyth
Richard Burgi Ruud Gullit
Alice Cooper Ronan Keating
Patrick Duffy Ross Kemp
Michael Johnson Jodie Kidd
James Keach Damian Lewis
Meat Loaf James Nesbitt
Aidan Quinn Phil Tufnell
Richard Schiff Bradley Walsh
Jane Seymour Ian Wright

James Keach replaced Chazz Palminteri during the second day due to injury.
Jane Seymour is actually British; but she decided she would represent her adopted country, America.

Cancellation[edit]

The All*Star Cup will not be returning as ITV would not put up the money for another year.

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