ROCK LEGEND ROD TROUNCED BY ANT’N’DEC!

A host of popstars battle it out on the pitch in London charity bash...

Children’s TV and pop music show presenters ANT & DEC beat ROD STEWART‘S VAGABONDS in the final of the 2001 SOCCER SIX football tournament in LONDON this afternoon (May 28).

The pair, who present ‘SMTV’ and ‘CD:UK’, led a team which featured Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps, Robbie Williams‘ flatmate and solo singer in his own right Jonathan Wilkes and former England footballing hero Peter Beardsley to finally lift the victor’s trophy, having been runners-up in last year’s six-a-side competition.

In a nail-biting final before thousands of people packed into the sun-baked stadium, Ant & Dec beat last year’s winners, Rod Stewart‘s Vagabonds, 5-3.

Rod‘s team featured former Take That star Mark Owen and Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie.

Held at Stamford Bridge, home to London’s glamour Premier League team Chelsea, the event is staged yearly to raise money for the charity Help A London Child.

Other stars at the event included Goldie, DJ Spoony, Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack, former footballers Chris Waddle and Ian Rush, Another Level’s Dane Bowers, former Prodigy star Leeroy Thornhill, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who was there to cheer along boyfriend Jade Jones from Damage, who headed up a side, and soccer legend George Best, who was there to hand out the winners’ medals and trophies.

Five also had a team at the event, as did Blur‘s Damon Albarn, Toploader, Reef, Terrorvision, Simply Red and Artful Dodger.

Fat Les were also represented by a team at the event, but frontman Keith Allen failed to show after his flight back from a trip to the US was delayed.

The girls’ tournament featured a host of popstars, models and TV presenters, including Steps‘ Faye Tozer, Gail Porter, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and ‘CD:UK’/’SMTV’ presenter Cat Deeley.

The ladies’ tournament winners were Six Chicks, which featured former Page 3 stunner Jordan.

Top scorer at the event was Jonathan Wilkes, who scored a staggering 12 goals over the course of the afternoon – then revealed he’d player for Everton in his younger years.

Click back tomorrow for a full video report and interviews with a host of the stars from today’s soccer spectacular.