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Posted on 15 April 2008  - 12:00

The Club last week welcomed cast members from BBC television show ‘I’d Do Anything’ to our Spurs Lodge training ground.

The Club last week welcomed cast members from BBC television show ‘I’d Do Anything’ to our Spurs Lodge training ground.

The young actors are all bidding to be chosen by West End and Broadway legend Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber to star in Cameron Mackintosh’s up-coming production of ‘Oliver’.

As part of their training, the boys were given a talk on how to keep fit by First Team Coach Marcos Alvarez before getting the chance to meet Robbie Keane.

The striker spoke to the youngsters on his own experiences of performing in-front of thousands, and the potential Olivers then treated him to a rendition of one of the play’s classic hits!

'Keano' said: “They were great lads who were really enthusiastic about what they want to do. When I asked them to sing a song, they did it brilliantly, and then they wanted to sing another one! It just goes to show how much they love performing. I wish them all the best for the show, but as long as they enjoy it, that’s the most important thing.”

Then it was time for the youngsters to be put through their paces in a football coaching session taken by our Under-11 Academy coach, Joe Lyons.

Once the football was over for the day, one lucky lad was chosen to be put through to the semi-finals by Lord Lloyd Webber and Mackintosh. Judged on his efforts over the course of the day, it was 10-year-old Arthur from Bristol who advanced.

Footage of this special visit can now be found in the 'Extra Time' section of Spurs TV Online. To subscribe today for just £3.99 a month, CLICK HERE...