Sir Richard Branson is joining Corrie for ITV's Text Santa. The Virgin boss is making a special one-off appearance as part of a Coronation Street Back To The Future-themed sketch for Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day.
It'll be aired on Friday 18 December.
The sketch sees Sir Richard arriving on the street in his DeLorean and calling on locals Tyrone and Kirk to help fix the flashy car.
However, when the boys ignore his strict instructions not to touch anything, they are transported back to Coronation Street Christmases of the past and the future.
ITV Text Santa tell us that we are in for a treat as the pair encounter iconic characters including Annie Walker, Albert Tatlock, Elsie Tanner and Mavis Riley - played by current cast members.
Whilst they enjoy their adventures Sir Richard has a few of his own as he encounters current day characters including Dev and Leanne.
Speaking about taking part in the sketch, Sir Richard said: “I was delighted to be a part of Coronation Street’s special sketch for ITV’s Text Santa which will be shown on 18th December at 8pm. I hope everyone will do their bit in a Christmas knit and donate to this fantastic appeal.”
This year the Text Santa appeal is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children. 100% of all donations will be split between these three incredible charities.
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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