Soap Showdown of 2014! - 22nd November 2014

Players have been confirmed for Coronation Street v Emmerdale Text Santa charity netball match. The cast members set to take the court for the second Soap Showdown match have been confirmed.

Katy Cavanagh will once again captain the Corrie side, with Jane Danson and Tisha Merry also returning to the team. Hayley Tamaddon is a new addition to Team Coronation Street.

Charley Webb will step up and skipper her team again, with Michelle Hardwick and Eden Taylor-Draper also pulling on the Emmerdale dress for the second time. 

Players confirmed for Coronation Street v Emmerdale Text Santa charity netball match

The cast members set to take the court for the second Soap Showdown match have been confirmed. Katy Cavanagh will once again captain the Corrie side, with Jane Danson and Tisha Merry also returning to the team. Hayley Tamaddon is a new addition to Team Coronation Street.

Charley Webb will step up and skipper her team again, with Michelle Hardwick and Eden Taylor-Draper also pulling on the Emmerdale dress for the second time.

Fellow cast-mates Sammy Winward and Amy Walsh will leave the Woolpack behind to join the Yorkshire team to make their netball debut.

Team Emmerdale will be out for revenge in the rematch, following a 33-28 defeat to Corrie in the inaugural showdown game. More cast members are expected to be added to each team in the coming weeks.

Not wanting to be left out, male cast members will also be playing supportive roles at the match. The match will take place at the Thunderdome in Gorton on Saturday, November 22.

The soap stars will team up with players from their local netball Superleague team – Manchester Thunder and Yorkshire Jets – along with members of their respective production crew. The teams were cheered on by a sell-out 1,000 crowd at the Thunderome when they last clashed in September 2013.

The charity match is to raise funds for ITV’s Text Santa, which supports a number of charities such as Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society.

Denise Evans