Pete Doherty confirmed for Celebrity Soccer Six

Babyshambles man will attempt to defend his football title

Pete Doherty is confirmed to attend the forthcoming Celebrity Soccer Six tournament at Millwall FC‘s ground, The New Den, on Sunday (May 18).

Doherty won the tournament last year with his Babyshambles team, and will be defending the title against the likes of The Wombats, The Twang, Faithless, McFly and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Before he was released early from Wormwood Scrubs prison last week (May 6), Doherty was set to be replaced by Liam Gallagher from Oasis in the tournament. However, after serving 29 days of his 14-week sentence, the singer/guitarist is free to take to the pitch.

The event is designed to raise awareness for The Samaritans. Click on the video below to see Pete Doherty in action at last year’s event.

Pete Doherty will appear on the cover of the next issue of NME, out Wednesday (May 14). Doherty gives an exclusive interview to NME, complete with excerpts from his prison diary.