Having a birthday in the most miserable month of the year isn’t great, with friends and family either attempting ‘dry Jan’, skint after Christmas or simply unwilling to venture out in the cold to celebrate. So PlayOJO, the fair online casino, which is challenging the UK online casino market by being fair and transparent, is offering Brits the chance to ‘rent-a-mate’ by applying for a fun-loving star to attend their birthday bash.

Those born in January know what it feels like when no one really wants to show up to their birthday party (or if friends do turn up, they often leave early) so this exclusive one-off service guarantees one lucky January born person will have an incredible night out. Plus, they can be sure that at the very least one person will turn up even if their mates are all making excuses.

The possible mates-to-be include Love Island‘s Mike Thalassitis (best known as ‘muggy Mike’), Benidorm’s Sherrie Hewson and former professional footballer and manager Tony Cottee. January born entrants will be asked to select who they would like to hang out with and why, to get the chance to celebrate their birthday with their favourite star.

The applications for the exclusive one-off service is open from 17th to 23rd January. One lucky person will then be joined by their chosen star during their birthday celebrations in January and will be treated to a complimentary £250 bar tab courtesy of PlayOJO*. Those born in January born can put themselves forward by applying on