Chris Kamara is heading to the dales!
Sky Sports football pundit Chris Kamara is to make a cameo appearance in Emmerdale.
The former midfielder, known for his catchphrase “Unbelievable!” will play the manager of a rival football team who come to the village to take on a newly formed team representing The Woolpack.
The 61 year old will feature in a couple of episodes that are set to air towards the end of the month.
Says Chris: “I watch Emmerdale with my wife and my son, in fact my son is a massive Emmerdale fan, so if I was coming down, they had to come too.
“It was a great day and I loved it! I essentially got to play myself and not a character, but hopefully that'll be the next thing along the line.”
Chris is the latest in a long line of famous faces to have pitched up in the fictional village. Back in 2014, Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton played herself for a storyline in which she officiated at the grand opening of the refurbished Home Farm – an event that coincided with the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.
Other celebrities to have starred in the ITV soap include singers Tony Christie and Katherine Jenkins, chef Anthony Worrall-Thompson and cricketer Ian Botham.
Adds the show’s producer Kate Brooks: "We're absolutely delighted to have Chris join us for a special cameo in Emmerdale. With Chris' football expertise, he certainly manages to ruffle a few feathers with our newly formed Woolpack football team".
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