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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 10:32 GMT 11:32 UK
Euro stars celebrity golf victory
The European team
The European celebrities defended their title
Entertainer Bruce Forsyth spearheaded a second European victory over stars from the USA in a celebrity golf tournament.

The event at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort saw an all-star European line-up defend their title against the USA with Forsyth voted player of the tournament.

The event was created by TV duo Ant and Dec, who hosted the tournament.

Among Europe's line-up were Ronan Keating, Chris Evans, James Nesbitt and Ross Kemp, facing an US team with Alice Cooper, Meatloaf and Jane Seymour.

Golfer Colin Montgomerie captained the European team, which was defending last year's inaugural tournament title.

The charity event was held over two days and finished on Monday.

Also taking part on the European side were ex-footballers Ian Wright and Ruud Gullit and model Jodie Kidd.

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour was one the losing side with the USA

For the USA, ex-Dallas star Patrick Duffy, actress Jane Seymour and ex-Olympic athlete Michael Johnson joined the line-up.

Competitors held a practice session on Saturday, at which Forsyth, the oldest player in the tournament, won a diamond pendant worth 10,000 when he won the nearest-the-pin contest.

The evening saw a gala dinner for the celebrity guests where dozens of autograph hunters gathered at the entrance of the hotel.

Spectator Richard Davies, 32, from Newport, said: "It has been a great day and well worth coming.

"I didn't make it last year and people I know who did said they had such a good time I joined them this year."

Despite the USA losing for the second year running, Jane Seymour said: "I don't think it mattered who won because we all had such a great time."


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