A video clip has been released of Cheryl Cole arriving in Coronation Street as part of their Text Santa appeal sketch.

The singer arrives into the Rovers Return looking for Tina only to be greeted by an open-mouthed Steve.

Regular stars Tina (Michelle Keegan), Steve (Simon Gregson), Kirk (Andy Whyment) and Michelle (Kim Marsh) will star alongside the former Girls Aloud singer in the sketch.

ITV's Text Santa kicks off tonight at 8pm and Cole's Corrie sketch will air as part of it along with a special OAP edition of Take Me Out and a performance from the cast of The Big Reunion.

The appeal will raise money for a number of charities in the UK including Barnardo's and the British Heart Foundation.