Chris Kamara in Emmerdale Cameo!

Emmerdale has revealed that former footballer turned pundit and presenter Chris Kamara is heading for the village for a short spell in an upcoming storyline.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Footy pundit Chris Kamara makes Emmerdale cameo
Chris Kamara to make Emmerdale cameo

Former footballer Chris Kamara will appear in the ITV soap at the end of June when he plays a manager of a local football team who go up against the villagers’ newly-formed side, who will include Doug Potts (Duncan Preston) and Jimmy King (Nick Miles), in a match organised by Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards).

The ‘Soccer Saturday’ pundit – who is nicknamed Kammy – said: “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.”

Chris will “ruffle a few feathers” during his cameo, which will last over a couple of episodes.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Footy pundit Chris Kamara makes Emmerdale cameo
Chris Kamara with the Emmerdale cast

Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks said: “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.”

As well as starring as a football pundit nowadays, Kammy – who previously played for the likes of Swindon Town, Leeds United and Brentford, and managed Bradford City and Stoke City – co-hosts ‘Ninja Warrior UK’ – so maybe we’ll see a few of the Emmerdale cast appearing on the celebrity version in the future.

Filming a football match in Emmerdale won’t take much acting for some of the cast who regularly play in matches at the weekend. Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle) is the captain of the Once Upon a Smile team, which fundraises for the charity of the same name, and includes Jay Kontzle (Billy Fletcher) and Joe Gill (Finn Barton) in the squad. You can find the team’s fixture list here

James Hooton (Sam Dingle), Matty Barton (Ash Palmisciano) and Joe-Warren Plant (Jacob Gallagher) also play for various teams including the Supporting Charities Football Club, raising money for various causes including Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids, which supports sick, disabled and underprivileged children in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Emmerdale’s football scenes are set to air at the end of June.

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