Pop star and West Ham fan Chesney Hawkes has lifted the lid on what Declan Rice told him after the England win over Wales.

As many Hammers supporters will know the man behind legendary ’90s hit The One and Only is one of West Ham’s own.

Chesney is a lifelong West Ham fan, following the Hammers through thick and thin.

Rice is the one and only West Ham player in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. But the Hammers talisman is also one of the Three Lions’ most important players – as he once again demonstrated in the 3-0 win over Wales.

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That sealed England’s place in the last 16 of the World Cup where Rice and co will face Senegal on Sunday night.

And it seems Chesney is the one and only for England’s players too.

The pop star performed his famous 1991 hit at half-time of England’s final group match against Wales.

The score was 0-0 at the break and it was not lost on West Ham midfielder Rice and his teammates that they went on to comfortably win 3-0 after Chesney’s performance.

The two Hammers embraced after the game and the musician posted a picture with his West Ham and England hero Rice on Twitter.

“Ok…my favourite picture of the year so far… #declanrice #fanboy #england #westham,” Chesney said on social media.

Pop star and West Ham fan Chesney Hawkes lifts lid on what Declan Rice told him after England win

And now pop star and West Ham fan Chesney Hawkes has lifted the lid on what Declan Rice told him after the England win.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Chesney revealed Rice told him he has to be at the knockout games and has a good feeling about England’s chances.

“I got to meet them all and Declan Rice is an absolute hero because I’m a big Hammer – up the Hammers!” Chesney said while doing the crossed Hammers live on air.

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“Deccers was amazing, he just gave me this big cuddle and he was like ‘Thank you, you’ve got to come to the next game you know, you going to be there for the next one, you’re our lucky mascot now!’

“I spoke to Declan about it (England’s chances) last night and he was like buzzing, he even said ‘I’m just buzzing man, I can feel it coming again’.

“It’s like the Euros, there’s the same kind of feeling now, they’re on a roll, couple of great performances, they’ve held it together. We’ve got Senegal next, hopefully that’s not too tricky to get through – I mean I know they’re a great team and everything – but they don’t have Declan Rice!”

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