In preparation for Soccer Aid, actor Bobby Brazier said he went through a “tough session” with his ex-footballer father Jeff Brazier.

The EastEnders star, 21, is taking part in the match at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge ground raising funds for children’s charity Unicef.

“I think my dad is even more excited than I am,” Brazier said.

“He’s on me to get training and get into peak fitness for the match. We went to the gym recently and he put me through a tough session.

“My dad is a good footballer, he always coached my teams growing up and we always developed as a team. I will definitely utilise training with him.

“He’ll be in the stands on the day and wouldn’t miss it. I think he’s living through me when it comes to Soccer Aid for Unicef.”

Brazier reached the final in the last series of Strictly Come Dancing and said he is “going to try my best” in the charity football match.

He added: “My moves on Strictly are a little different to my moves on the football pitch.

“I played a game of five-a-side the other day to get my fitness up and I am definitely there to win.”

Among the teams taking part in the charity match are I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner Sam Thompson, former England footballer Jill Scott, TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett and Olympian Sir Mo Farah.

Olympic runner Usain Bolt, comedian Maisie Adam, radio presenter Roman Kemp, comedian Lee Mack and Love Island star Tommy Fury are also taking part.

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Bartlett said: “I think Sam Thompson’s going to bring the energy for the whole team. As for his skills, we’ll have to wait until training to comment there.”

He said he would like to see fellow Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones on his team, adding: “His height alone would give us a very strong advantage. Our very own Peter Crouch.”

How to watch Soccer Aid

Soccer Aid for Unicef airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday from 6pm.