Glittering soap stars out in force.
Byline: Pete Price
Pete Price (born Peter Price, 1946) is a radio personality on Merseyside, UK. He is best known for his Sunday night (10pm-2am) phone in show, "Unzipped", on Radio City 96.7 which is notorious for prank calls.
I MISSED the soap star football challenge the other day with the cast members from Coronation Street Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. It is the longest-running television soap opera in the United Kingdom, first broadcast on Friday, 9 December, 1960 in the Granada region of ITV. , Shameless, Emmerdale ... the list goes on.
But I did get to the glittering Hollyoaks charity ball at Chester Racecourse Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century. History
The 65 acre racecourse lies on the banks of the River Dee. .
And may I say what a beautiful course that is.
Sean Marley, the managing director of Lime Pictures, certainly knows how to throw a party.
A thousand pounds a table and all the money going to Claire House hospice and the AlderHey Imagine appeal.
Nick Pickard, Hollyoaks' longest-serving actor was passionate about putting this event on and with his colleagues he did a splendid job.
The show had a wealth of talent from loads of soaps.
It's strange that most actors and actresses can sing - and sing well.
Some of the highlights for me were: Jimmy McKenna, the grandfather of Hollyoaks and his tribute to Sinatra.
Kym Ryder from Coronation Street who looked a million dollars. God knows how she stayed in that dress.
And Chris Fountain beat-boxing and singing - not on skates I has ten to add - but doing a duet with Ashley Taylor Dawson Ashley Taylor Dawson (born 11 January 1982) is an English actor and singer.
Since 1999, Dawson has played the role of Darren Osborne in the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. , who also plays a mean guitar.
The auction raised thousands.
Jermaine Pennant, a Liverpool player made me roar with laughter as he kept bidding against himself.
He paid pounds 2,500 for a walk-on part in Hollyoaks.
And then topped himself by paying pounds 1,700 for a signed Liverpool shirt which he generously put back in the auction.
And before any of you cynics ask: Why was the party in Chester?
It's because Hollyoaks is based on a fictional suburb of Chester.
I'd just like to thank all the cast and helpers as a patron for ClaireHouse - and I'm sure I can speak for AlderHey. Your generosity helps to keep these charities alive.
WELL DONE, MATE: Jermaine Pennant