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Corrie-oke! Stars of TV soap perform for Texta Santa

ITV's Text Santa will be on your screens this evening, raising money for six UK charities that are helping someone near you.

Here are the stars of Coronation Street who will be performing in tonight's special programme with 'Corrie-Oke!

The programme starts at 8pm and if you want to find out more about Text Santa and the six charities which are being supported you can log on to



Joe McElderry at launch of Corrie musical

Joe McElderry has been at the launch of a new musical about the history of Coronation Street. The X-Factor _and Popstar to Operastar _winner from South Shields will appear alongside veterans of the soap, like Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch).

Kevin Kennedy and Julie Goodyear Credit: PA

The show, Street of Dreams_, will come to Newcastle on tour later this year. Full coverage of the launch on the national ITV News site.