Cheryl Cole has teamed up with Coronation Street for Text Santa.
The former X Factor judge drops into The Rovers Return to visit childhood friend Tina McIntyre in an exclusive sketch for this year’s charity appeal.
It (Coronation Street) has always been part of my life, we’d all watch it as kids every night. It’s surreal to be part of something I’ve watched my whole life. It’s great to be able to support six wonderful charities and I really hope that this year’s appeal makes a difference to many lives. – Cheryl Cole
Also appearing in the sketch are Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh), and Kirk Sutherland (Andy Whyment).
Cheryl is hoping to travel home to Newcastle with Tina for her mum’s Christmas party, but this is Coronation Street where nothing ever goes to plan.
Text Santa will once again be fronted by Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Christine Bleakley and Paddy McGuinness.
UK based charities were invited to apply to become a Text Santa beneficiary earlier this year for 2013’s appeal and following a selection process, this years selection are, Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.
The annual charity fundraiser returns to ITV for its third outing next month at 8pm on Friday 20th December.