Grim for Grimshaw's football team

Nick Grimshaw's celebrity football team has lost to a side captained by Olly Murs.
  • video Nick Grimshaw's celebrity football team have been beaten by a side captained by Olly Murs
    Last updated: 10 December 2013, 20:22 GMT

    Nick Grimshaw discovered that life's a pitch when his celebrity football team lost on penalties to a side put together by Olly Murs.

    The BBC Radio One DJ swapped his studio microphone for the manager's role in the dug-out at Wembley Stadium this morning, with Greg James helping to host his usual breakfast show while Guy Mowbray and former England star Michael Owen supplied the commentary.

    The 3-3 draw was an improvement on the last game, when Grimshaw's team - dubbed the Radio One-derers lost 11-1 to the X Factor singer's Tottenham Hot-Murs.

    Celebrity players included former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright, comic John Bishop, Alan Shearer and singer James Arthur, whose penalty miss condemned Grimshaw's team to defeat.

    The DJ said he was disappointed to lose but said he still planned to celebrate the improved result, saying: "I'm so laddy I'm going to drink a beer and make out with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    "Is that what lads do?"

    He also promised he would get revenge on boyband Lawson after singer Andy Brown scored his penalty, saying: "They''ll never be played on Radio One after that, they've just confirmed it."

    The game was organised as part of a series of events marking the FA's 150th anniversary.

    Olly, who is an ambassador for the FA150 scheme, said: "I've been lucky enough to play concerts at Wembley but to actually play football on the hallowed turf was incredibly special. It's been great working with The FA as an ambassador for its 150th anniversary and it's been great fun challenging Nick to these two games.

    "The game was a lot closer than the first leg, Grimmy obviously made some decent signings. But I had every confidence in my lads and they came up trumps. Penalty shootouts are never easy, but I trusted the boys to focus on the win, and that they did!"

    Last updated: 10 December 2013, 20:22 GMT

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