The stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale showed off their athletic talents yesterday while taking part in the Great North Run.

The team ran in aid of Leukaemia Research and were sponsored by the TV Times.

Tony Audenshaw (Bob Hope), Chris Chittell, (Eric Pollard), Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe), Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Nicola Wheeler (Nicola De Souza), and James Thornton (James Barton) from Emmerdale ran the 13.1 mile course.

Also on the team were Vicky Binns (Molly Compton), Conor Ryan (Len Windass), Graham Hawley (John Stape), Rachel Leskovac, (Natasha Blakeman) and Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor) from the Coronation Street cast.

12 year old actress Eden Taylor-Draper, who plays Emmerdale’s Belle Dingle, took part in the Junior Great North Run and told The Sunday Sun: “It’s my first time in Newcastle and I think it’s great.

“I love doing stuff for charity. I just wanted to get through it without dying!”

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