Cheryl Cole has joined regulars at Coronation Street's Rovers Return to film a special episode that will be screened as part of ITV's Text Santa campaign.
The former Girls Aloud songstress is to star alongside soap stars Michelle Keegan (Tina), Simon Gregson (Steve), Kym Marsh (Michelle) and Andy Whyment (Kirk) in the episode that will be screened as part of ITV's Text Santa programme on Friday 20th December.
In the storyline Cheryl heads to the Rovers, looking for her childhood friend, barmaid Tina, and aims to take her up to Newcastle to celebrate Christmas - but things do not go according to plan.
The former X Factor judge said: "It 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."
Text Santa, ITV's charity Christmas appeal, has raised £4.2 million for good causes after stars took over the channel in a live show.
ITV annual Text Santa charity campaign concludes today with a takeover of ITV to raise money for six charities in the run up to Christmas.
Text Santa is ITV's annual flagship charity appeal to raise funds, and make a difference to the quality of life for vulnerable people.