LINE of Duty star Martin Compston has been unveiled as an ambassador for Celtic's charity wing. 

The lifelong Hoops fans, who hails from Greenock, has pledged to promote the East End club's Foundation to an international audience and help explore new opportunities. 

Joined by pals and fellow actors Tony Curran and Gianni Capaldi in signing up, Compston has told of his excitement in taking on the "important role".

"Since becoming a Celtic fan three decades ago, I’ve been witness to some low points in the club’s history to some of the most incredible highs," he told the club's website. "To see the club evolve from the early '90s to where it is now has been nothing short of miraculous.

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“However, the one constant throughout that period and throughout our history is the reason why we were founded – charity."

Compston, who has also featured in the film Mary, Queen of Scots, and other TV hits such as Vigil, added: "It’s an honour to become an official Ambassador for Celtic FC Foundation, to help continue that proud tradition. Hail Hail." 

The Celtic Foundation supports families across Glasgow and, since the outbreak of the pandemic, has raised more than £1.5 million through its Football For Good Fund. 

Established to cope with the cancellation of many of the charity's normal activities, the cash pot has delivered free meals, hot drinks, and much more to those who need them most. 

Curran added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be an Ambassador for Celtic FC Foundation, in what looks to be an exciting season for everyone. Hail Hail!”

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Tony Hamilton, chief executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have Martin, Tony and Gianni on board.

"They have each supported the Foundation for a number of years and that’s been invaluable to us but it’s great to have them involved in a more formal capacity, as our Ambassadors."