Footballing legend Chris Kamara is set to make a cameo appearance on Emmerdale.

The former professional footballer and manager currently works as a football pundit at Sky Sports.

Kamara will play a manager for a local football team who are playing against Emmerdale village.

The match will see the villagers' competitiveness put to the test, especially when Doug (Duncan Preston) and Jimmy (Nick Miles) hear who the opposition manager is...

Kamara said of taking on the role: "I watch Emmerdale with my wife and my son, in fact my son is a massive Emmerdale fan so if I was coming down, they had to come too.

"It was a great day and I loved it! I essentially got to play myself and not a character, but hopefully that'll be the next thing along the line."

Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks added: "We're absolutely delighted to have Chris join us for a special cameo in Emmerdale.

"With Chris' football expertise, he certainly manages to ruffle a few feathers with our newly formed Woolpack football team".

Viewers can see these episodes air at the end of June.

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