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Theo Walcott says he could have been in Harry Potter

Winger offered Quidditch cameo in four movies

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We are used to seeing Theo Walcott flying down the wing - but what about flying on a broomstick?

The Toffees’ new £20million signing has revealed he very nearly appeared in the Harry Potter movies earlier in his career.

Walcott’s uncle is David Yates, who directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts one and two, in 2010 and 2011.

Walcott revealed he was offered a cameo in the films as a flying quidditch player, but his commitments with Arsenal meant he didn’t have the time.

Walcott said:

“It would have been great but I’ve always put my football first.

“My wife Mel has been in one. So have my mum, dad and brother. They wanted me to take part in one of the Quidditch games.

“But it would have taken up a lot of my time and I just wasn’t able to commit to it.”

“I just want to concentrate on Everton now. This is a big time – for me and for the club. I believe the new manager Sam Allardyce is taking Everton into a new era.”