Congratulations to the stars from Corrie and Emmerdale who have given a nod to the Tour de France. The 'Tour de ITV' has seen characters cycle from the Rovers Return to the Woolpack as part of a campaign to get more people to volunteering at their local sports clubs.
Members of ITV's cast and crew have set off on a 60-mile charity cycle through towns and villages between Media City in Manchester, where Coronation Street is filmed, and Eccup in West Yorkshire, home to Emmerdale.
Taking on the trans-Pennine challenge are Emmerdale’s Gaynor Faye, Jamie Shelton, Nicola Wheeler and James Hooton, Coronation Street’s Colson Smith, and Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin.
Also in the saddle will be TV presenters Darren Jeffries and Matt Littler, and 911 singer Jimmy Constable, whose bandmate Lee Brennan will be volunteering to support the cyclists on their journey.
The Tour de ITV is part of the nationwide ITV Local Heroes campaign, which aims to inspire viewers to help out at local sports clubs and make a difference in their communities.
Some of Emmerdale's best known faces will join other ITV stars for a special Tour de ITV fun ride.
The pub to pub trek on July 1st covers 60 miles from Corrie's Rover's Return to the Woolpack and back.
The cycle is part of the ITV Local Heroes campaign which was launched to encourage volunteering in local sport.
They will also be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care - the official charity of the Grand Départ.
Emmerdale's James Hooton who plays Sam Dingle, Jamie Shelton who plays Robbie Lawson and Nicola Wheeler who plays Nicola King will be joined by Good Morning Britain's weather presenter Laura Tobin.
Stars from Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to take part in a charity cycle ride between the sets of the two ITV soaps in preparation for the Tour De France.
Familiar faces from TV including Emmerdale's Nicola Wheeler (who plays Nicola King), James Hooton (Sam Dingle) and Jamie Shelton (Robbie Lawson) will be tackling the route from the Rover's Return to The Woolpack.
Yet-to-be-named actors from Corrie will also be involved in the 60-mile ride on July 1.
The Tour De ITV, which has teamed up with London 2012 legacy sports charity Join In, will also feature Good Morning Britain weather presenter Laura Tobin. The idea is to raise money for grass roots sports groups and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Former Emmerdale star Sheree Murphy is coming back to TV with a role in Australian soap Neighbours.
The actress, who is married to the Australian former Leeds United star Harry Kewell, said she was excited to be going back to work.
She told Hello! Magazine: "It's just kicked in that it's actually happening. I'm going back to work. The kids don't remember me on Emmerdale, so they're excited about seeing mummy on TV.
"The last thing I did was Hollyoaks and I was really nervous. I feel a bit like that on Neighbours, not necessarily because they watch English soaps but more because it's, 'Oh, that's Harry Kewell's wife - what's she doing?"'
Murphy has four children with Kewell who recently retired from the game, playing his last match in his hometown of Sydney.
Emmerdale stars took a break from filming to join the Pride of Britain bus as it stopped at our studios here in Leeds in the search for the regions unsung heroes
The coach is travelling one thousand miles, up and down the country to let people everywhere nominate members of their community who do extraordinary things to help others.
This years winner will be announced in October at a star-studded event in London.
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The man responsible for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire also got on his bike this weekend.
Gary Verity, from Welcome to Yorkshire, cycled the 120 mile route from Harewood, through the Yorkshire Dales to Harrogate. He was supported by colleagues and friends and some of the cast of Emmerdale.
It was all part the "petit grand depart" and involved hundreds of cyclists taking on part of the stage 1 route.
James Webster went along:
Leeds-born soap star Helen Worth and our Emmerdale colleagues, here at ITV Yorkshire,have picked up gongs at this weekend's British Soap Awards.
Coronation Street star Helen was presented with the "Outstanding Achievement" award for her role as Gail Platt. And Emmerdale won the award for "the most spectacular scene" for the dramatic Woolpack flood and siege
Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock, better known as Emmerdale's Paddy and Marlon are the creative forces behind the Leeds Zombie Film Festival.
For the seventh year, un-dead enthusiasts will pile in to the Cottage Road Cinema in Headingley for hours of horror movie madness.
Mark told Calendar how the whole thing started off and explained his irrational love of all things zombie: