Soap stars in charity footie event

Cast members from Coronation Street and Emmerdale will take part in a celebrity football tournament on Saturday March 20, along with actors from Waterloo Road and BBC Three's Ideal.

Representing Weatherfield at the Regional Athletics Arena at Sport City, Manchester, will be Michael le Vell (Kevin Webster), Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw), Andy Whyment (Kirk Sutherland), and Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor).

Pitching in for the Dales will be Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden), Adam Thomas (Adam Barton), Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy), James Hooton (Sam Dingle) and Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde).

Waterloo Road stars taking part include William Ash (Chris Mead), Tom Milner (Paul Langley), Dean Smith (Phillip Ryan), William Rush (Josh Stevenson), Jack McMullen (Finn Sharkey), Ben Ryan Davies (Ronan Burley) and Lucien Laviscount (Jonah Kirby).

Comedian Johnny Vegas will be joined by his Ideal co-stars Ryan Pope (Psycho Paul) and Michael Kofi (Xavier) at the event.

Doors will open at 11.30am and the event will be hosted by Auf Wiedersehen Pet's Tim Healy.

Tickets for the event are available from

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