Katie Price will be tackling a Gladiator in a celebrity polo match at the British Open.

Gladiator Siren, aka Amy Guy , will be swapping her pugel stick for a polo mallet and going head-to-head with Katie in April.

British Open organisers announced at the end of January that Katie Price would be leading a team of three players — including two professionals — on in a two chukka match on Sunday 19 April.

But until today (24 February) it has been kept a secret who would be her rival.

Amy, who is one of the newest stars in the Sky Series of Gladiators, will be captaining the opposing team. The former member of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn Pony Club has competed for her native Wales in Pony Club mounted games and show jumping and says she is looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m really excited about playing polo at the British Open,” said Amy. “It’s going to be great fun playing against Katie Price and among some top professionals.

“My Gladiator training keeps me very fit but I will be having a few polo lessons to get me prepared. It sounds like a brilliant show and I hope to see some of my fans there to cheer me on!”

A spokesman for the British Open said: “As one of the fastest and most dangerous sports in the world, Polo is a truly thrilling spectator’s sport and with two gutsy celebrities at the helm expect fun and fireworks!”

The British Open runs from 16-19 April at the NEC in Birmingham.

For tickets and information tel: 0844 581 1301 or visit www.britishopenshowjumping.com