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Writing Stars: Celebrities reveal their poems

19 Mar 2020

Stars from the worlds of entertainment, television and sport are inspiring schoolchildren to get involved in this year's Premier League poetry competition

Celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, television and sport have used their own experiences of aiming high to inspire youngsters to enter this year's Premier League Writing Stars competition.

Writing Stars, which this year is based on the theme of ambition, encourages youngsters to dream big for themselves as they produce poetry, a rap or lyrics.

Schools and youngsters have until midnight on Friday, 20 March 2020 to submit the entries through

Alan Shearer (Premier League Champion)
Rio Ferdinand (former PL defender)
Gabby Logan (BBC)
Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2, Channel 5)
Susie Dent (Channel 4)
Jake Humphrey (BT Sport)
Kelly Cates (Sky Sports, BBC 5 Live)
Dan Walker (BBC Breakfast)
Martha Kearney (BBC Radio 4)
Rachel Riley (Channel 4)
Anton Du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing)
Karl Henry (former Wolves defender)
Georgie Bingham (TalkSPORT)
Kelly Somers (PLP, BBC)
Manish Bhasin (PLP, BBC)
Dan Freedman (Author)
Faye Carruthers (Sky Sports, TalkSPORT)
Rachel Yankey (former England footballer)
Anne-Marie Batson (BBC, Sky Sports)
James McVey (The Vamps)
Tanni Grey-Thompson (Paralympian)
Ben Shires (CBBC)
Ben Shephard (ITV)
Bobby Seagull (Maths teacher)
Karthi Gnanasegaram (BBC, Classic FM)
Lynsey Hipgrave (BT Sport)
Paddy Barclay (journalist)
Alex Bellos (author)
Peter Polycarpou (actor)

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