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Lily Allen secures ticket to Cheltenham Gold Cup after Twitter plea

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

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Lily Allen has been inundated with offers to take her to the Cheltenham Gold Cup following an Internet plea.
The Cotswold singer, who has just given birth to her second child, tweeted on Saturday that she wanted a ticket to the prestigious event.
Plenty of replies flooded in, inviting the star from Cranham along, as well as offering to be her personal tipster for the day.
And it seems to have paid off for Lily as Cheltenham Racecourse got in contact with her directly to offer her a ticket.
Through her account, @lilyrosecooper, she said: "If anyone wants to invite me to Cheltenham Gold Cup day I'd be totally fine with that."
So it looks as though she will be one of many famous faces at Prestbury Park from March 12 to 15.

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  • Matt1006  |  February 11 2013, 2:59PM

    With celebrity comes perks, it seems. Wonder what she'll "ask" to be invited to next? Or maybe because the ticket has come directly from the racecourse itself, it included an invoice. They "offered" her a ticket, at it's face value, I hope. If she has paid for the ticket, then fair enough. If however she's got a freebie as a result of her cheeky request (thinly-veiled begging), then she's just gone down in my estimation.

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  • supernova1  |  February 11 2013, 2:55PM

    She makes my skin crawl. I'm surprised she can tear herself away from shopping in London.

  • NibNobs  |  February 11 2013, 2:08PM

    What about the rest of us who can't afford a ticket and would love to go? Lily I hope you are as enthusiastic about showing up at Cranham's annual village fair, you didn't attend last year, even though it was held less than 1/4mile from your house.

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  • Cheltenham IT Guy  |  February 11 2013, 1:47PM

    Rich get richer... and freebies.

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  • QwertyOS  |  February 11 2013, 12:54PM

    Brilliant news!! Just the kind of uplifting story we need on grey day like this. Well done everyone.

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  • valhalla2010  |  February 11 2013, 12:51PM

    @charlesm1- they will come away with some good quality cheap meat though!

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  • charlesm1  |  February 11 2013, 12:29PM

    I don't think the burger van will do that well up there this year.

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  • CaptCX  |  February 11 2013, 12:16PM

    Could she not buy her own ticket? She's not short of a bob or two is she?

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