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Meet the contenders:

Jorgie Porter - @misJORGIEPORTER

Best known as Theresa from the hit soap opera Hollyoaks, Jorgie Porter has set her sights firmly on a career in Hollywood. The Golden Globes will have to be put on ice for now though, as Jorgie has secured her seat at The partypoker Big Bluff Final this July and is ready to shuffle up and deal!

The multi-award winning actress is not only a brilliant performer but also a gorgeous model that frequently adorns the cover of national magazines. If she plays her cards right, the other players could be eating out of the palm of her hand.

Melinda Messenger - @melindamessnger

Presenter and model Melinda Messenger will be bringing some glitz and glamour to The partypoker Big Bluff as she tries her hand at poker for the first time. The former Celebrity Mum of the Year winner has appeared regularly in national tabloids, hosted a bucket load of TV shows and even made a name for herself in the world of panto, but will now be taking up a completely new challenge at partypoker’s special charity contest.

As co-host of popular reality show Cowboy Builders Melinda is used to sniffing out a lie - a skill which will prove invaluable as she takes on three fellow celebs at The partypoker Big Bluff Final in Brighton this July!

Adebayo Akinfenwa - @daRealAkinfenwa

It’s easy to see why AFC Wimbledon striker Adebeyo has amassed a cult following. Weighing in at just over 100 kg, the man known as ‘The Beast’ is not your typical footballer. He can bench press twice his own weight and claims that referees have previously told him he was “too strong”.

He’s enjoyed outmuscling defenders throughout a career spanning two decades and 14 clubs, but will Adebayo be able to push his opponents around at the poker table?

Carl Fogarty - @carlfogarty

The most successful World Superbike racer of all time is ditching the bikes and will be looking to rack up chips instead. The cocksure speedster has always been notoriously outspoken about his opponents so we can expect plenty of trash talk when he takes his seat at the table!

Carl (aka Foggy) has won more championships than any other World Superbike racer, broken records, and even eaten fried tarantulas en route to winning I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! but emerging victorious at The partypoker Big Bluff Final could be his biggest challenge to date.