Ray in good voice for Christmas

When it came to finding a suitable star for the West Ham United Christmas radio promotion, there was only one choice - Ray Winstone.

The acclaimed actor is a lifelong Hammers fan and he kindly took time out of his schedule to head to the Boleyn Ground for a special recording session. The advert highlights the array of gift ideas on offer this December at the Lakeside and stadium stores - something for every supporter, whatever the age.

Speaking to WHUTV, Ray, who has been busy promoting his latest blockbuster movie Beowulf and has just finished filming the next instalment of the Indiana Jones films, revealed his thoughts are never far away from the Boleyn Ground - wherever he is in the world.

He said: "I get down as often as I can. I am very happy with what Alan Curbishley is doing. He's come in and we have had 12 injuries - top players out - and he's getting results." Click here to listen to the radio ad, and check out the Everton matchday programme on Wednesday night to see a special Fanatic column from the man himself.

  • Visit the club shops at Lakeside or the Boleyn Ground for all your Christmas gift ideas this festive season. For more information on opening hours and getting to either shop, click here. For details of a special shopping evening on Thursday, click here.