CELEBRITIES James Argent and Dan Osborne will play a football match in aid of a teenage boy battling a brain tumour.

Owlsmoor student Ethan started suffering from slurred speech and minor headaches when he was at school on Wednesday, October 2 2019.

The 17-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent Craniotomy surgery, radiotherapy and then a further nine months of chemotherapy which finished in October 2020.

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But a side effect of the surgery meant Ethan developed epilepsy in December.

In November 2020, his seizures were becoming daily and a follow-up scan revealed a recurrence of the tumour.

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Ethan's parents are determined to raise £200,000 which will allow Ethan to get the brain tumour treatment abroad in Cologne, which offers DCVax treatment.

To help reach their target, TV celebrities will take to Sandhurst Town FC to support their efforts to save Ethan's life.

Calum Best - son of the late Manchester United icon George Best, will be among an all-star lineup taking part in the charity football match at Bottom Meadow ground on Sunday, November 21.

The event is organised by Sellebrity Soccer, who are hoping crowds of people will lend their support to the fundraising campaign ‘A New Hope for Ethan’.

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Comedian Man Like Haks and former professional footballer Ian Selley will be joined by former EastEnders stars Matt Lapinskas, who played Antony Moon, and Aaron Sidwell, best known for portraying Steven Beale.

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Also playing the field will be Love Island contestants Luke Trotman and Josh Ritchie, as well as The Only Way Is Essex stars James Argent, Dan Osborne and Jake Hall.

Justin Treharne, Ethan’s dad, said: “It is outstanding that these celebrity stars and many other people are helping us to raise funds to save our boy’s life.

“Seeing how much support Ethan is getting is just breath-taking and we are eternally grateful to now have these famous faces backing the campaign and spreading our message further.”

Others named on the team sheet include ITV 2’s Survival of the Fittest contestant Warren Phillips, The Real Housewives of Cheshire cast member Joe Sealey, TV chef Dean Edwards and Bury AFC striker Liam MacDevitt.

Kevin Cooper, Sellebrity Soccer’s co-founder, said: “We are proud to organise large-scale charity events that make a change to people’s lives.

“We feel honoured to be a part of Ethan’s journey to recovery and we are determined to see him receive that life-saving treatment in Germany.”

Kick-off is at 3pm on Sunday, November 21, but fans can enter the ground from 1pm.

Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for under-16s and OAPs, alongside an additional booking fee.

To book tickets, click here or visit https://www.sandhursttownfc1910.com/.

To donate to ‘A New Hope for Ethan’, click here.