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Stars come out for Jamie Vardy wedding at Peckforton Castle

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson among the famous faces flocking to beauty spot for Leicester City football hero's big day

Celebrities descended on Peckforton Castle near Chester for the wedding of England and Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.

Striker Jamie tied the knot with fiancée Becky Nicholson yesterday at a star-studded fairy-tale ceremony graced by none other than Louis Tomlinson from super group One Direction.

Louis’ blacked-out van was afforded rigorous security and an escort as he was driven past the press pack camped on the outside and up the private road into the first class venue.

Arriving at the castle in good time was X Factor winner Sam Bailey who was happy to say hello to the paparazzi and pose for a quick photo through her car window. The former prison officer was invited to sing at the nuptials of Jamie and Becky who have a year-old daughter Sofia.

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And rapper Tinchy Stryder, who is understood to be a favourite of Jamie, 29, also performed. He swept into the castle in a chauffeur-driven car with the cheeky celebrity turning the tables on the media by filming them on his mobile phone.

Among the other musical guests was Sergio Pizzorno from the band Kasabian. The lads are huge supporters of Premier League-winning side Leicester City whose shock victory must rank as one of sport’s greatest ever stories.

Footballers included Jamie’s skipper Wes Morgan and fellow teammate Danny Simpson. One guest even arrived by helicopter although their identity remains unknown.

Former non-league player Jamie scored 24 goals for The Foxes during their sensational season, catapulting him into contention for Roy Hodgson’s England team at the European Championships in June.

That possibility forced him and Becky, 34, to bring their wedding forward.

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He has explained: “I was due to marry bang on the start of the Euros. We moved it just to be on the safe side after my first England call-up. It was a weekend, now it’s a midweek.”

Becky walked down the aisle in a dress by Knightsbridge-based Caroline Castigliano, whose gowns range from £4,000 to £7,000.

Jamie, who scored the winning goal in England’s 2-1 victory against Turkey at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, bagged the Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year award last week.

He chose his best pal and former Leicester teammate David Nugent as best man. At one point Jamie feared David, 31, might not make it.

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He now plays for Middlesbrough in the Championship and looked like being tied up in this month’s play-offs for promotion to the Premier League.

Luckily Middlesbrough finished second and will automatically go up. A source said: “That was a relief.”

One funny male driving down the country lane past Peckforton Castle sang through his car window to the gathered press pack: “Jamie Vardy’s having a party.” And what a party it was!

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