Shane MacGowan is set to make an appearance in ITV’s Coronation Street. Shane headed up to Manchester to film the scenes this month – and stopped in for a pint at the legendary Rovers Return whilst he was there.
In the episode he’ll be performing a special version of The Pogues’ Christmas classic ‘Fairytale of New York’ (renamed ‘Fairytale of Weatherfield’ for this occasion) – accompanied by Coronation Street cast members.
The episode is part of ITV’s Text Santa initiative which raises funds for UK charities including Age UK, Banardos and British Heart Foundation.
Tune in on 20th December to see what happened when Shane went to Weatherfield…