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Chris Kamara Will Play Himself In An Episode Of Emmerdale

Chris Kamara Will Play Himself In An Episode Of Emmerdale

Everyone's favourite Soccer Saturday reporter Chris Kamara is set to make his acting bow in an episode of Emmerdale.

The much-loved broadcaster will appear in the popular soap later this month playing himself and managing the football team of a local village against the Bear Wolf team.

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Weekends at the moment just don't seem the same without 'Kammy' shouting 'Unbelievable Jeff,' and getting confused about what exactly going on at the match he's being paid to watch.

Will Kamara's team be successful? Image: ITV
Will Kamara's team be successful? Image: ITV

Whilst Jeff and the boys have become a staple of the football season, Chris Kamara has stolen the hearts of the nation on an even bigger scale so it's exciting to find he'll be on our screens in the off season.

Talking about his role the 61-year-old was clearly very excited, saying, "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."

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Emmerdale producer Kate Brookes spoke about the role saying, "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."

Kamara on the set. Image: ITV
Kamara on the set. Image: ITV

As well as Soccer Saturday, the former Swindon player and Stoke manager also co presents Ninja Warrior UK but he could have been all over Saturday television.

Speaking in May, via Digital Spy, Kammy revealed he had to turn down doing Strictly Come Dancing, saying, "I've been invited to do Strictly and they told me who I would be dancing with because, apparently, you have to train with them for six weeks before. But it's just not going to happen because my body is knackered.

"I got injured just before we filmed Ninja Warrior, which stopped me playing football with my mates. I haven't played football since. I'm crocked now, my back has gone and I feel like my body has packed in.

More programmes should have Kammy on to be honest. Let's start with Love Island and go from there, that would be unbelievable!

Topics: Television, Football News, Soccer Saturday, TV News, Premier League, Sky Sports, Chris Kamara

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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