I’m a Celebrity star presents night of sweet soul music

Craig Charles

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Corrie star Craig Charles will be heading to Blackpool headline for an evening of classic soul and funk.

The Red Dwarf comic and radio presenter is hosting a funk and soul Christmas party at the Empress Ballroom, headlined by 80’s legends Soul II Soul.

Craig, 50, was one of the contestants in the current series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, but was forced to leave the jungle on Wednesday, following the death of his older brother, Dean.

Craig promises a night of classic soul and funk including a performance by Soul II Soul, who sold more than 35m albums.

He has always been a huge fan of soul and presents a radio show devoted to the music.

He said: “I have spent my life with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder!”

Craig’s soul extravaganza takes place at theballroom on December 13. Tickets cost £35 and are available on 0845 2 500 500.