TV Stars Play for Charity

TV Stars Play for Charity

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Over the weekend the poker world showed its benevolent side once again, this time in the form of charity event featuring some of the UK’s best loved entertainers.

Sponsored by PokerStars, the six player shootout was created after TV presenter Jonathan Ross asked his 2.7 million Twitter followers for their advice on playing online poker.

Having discovered the game a few months ago it appears Mr. Ross is now hooked and trying his best to become an online demon.

After reading his tweets Vicky Coren was slightly annoyed he hadn’t asked her directly as they’d met on numerous occasions and he was aware she played poker for a living. Eventually the pair began discussing the game and after some prompting from PokerStars they agreed to take part in a special charity event.

Offering £105,000 for the winner’s charity, the tournament featured comedians Jason Manford and John Bishop, as well as Boris Becker and the aforementioned Ross and Coren.