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Voice star to challenge brother at Hoops Aid on May 10

THE VOICE: Singer Jermain Jackman is set to have a ball

THE VOICE winner Jermain Jackman could find himself on a different kind of poster at the O2 next month - thanks to his brother.

The 19-year-old from Hackney is a nationwide pin-up after winning the UK version of the hit TV show last year and has just released a self-titled debut album.

But big brother Orlan has promised to posterize him in a whole different way when the two go head to head for charity on a basketball court at Hoops Aid on May 10. Team GB's Jackman, who plays professionally for Noma Iserlohn Kangaroos in Germany, said:

"If he's under the basket when I'm driving then he will get put on a poster hahaha. It'll be fun, it'll show him the hard work that I have to go through on a daily basis even though it'll be a relaxed all star type game. We're both very competitive!"

Small forward Orlan Jackman has ten caps for GB and used to play in the BBL for London Lions. But few know his younger brother, who is busy promoting new single How Will I Know, could also have had a career in basketball. Jermain said:
"I played for a team in north London called Haringey Warriors. Unfortunately I didn't get too deep into it. We played around the country.

"I always attend my brother's games the same way he would come to my performances and sometimes I'll do the half time show. We are both massive supporters of each other. As I'm a Londoner born and bred I'm following and supporting London Lions."

"I absolutely love the idea behind Hoops Aid. That's why I agreed to do it! We need more organisations like this around the country supporting amazing charities."


ON THE BALL: Orlan Jackman (left) in action

The Jackman brothers will play in the celebrity All-Star Game which serves as part of the warm-up for the BBL Final on May 10. They will be joined on the court by the likes of former heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora, Olympians Jamie Baulch and Andy Turner, Paralympic champ Richard Whitehead MBE, footballer Ade Akinfenwa and rappers D-Jukes and EckSell.

Hoops Aid is all about proving that anyone can play sport and fulfil their dreams with a little help, whether disabled, disadvantaged or troubled or even suffering from a serious illness.

For more info on Hoops Aid 2015, follow @hoopsaid - or visit http://bit.ly/1DOONDf to buy tickets

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