Emmerdale villain Jeff Hordley will be putting in a star appearance at this year's Accrington Carnival on Saturday, June 18. Jeff, better known as bad boy Cain Dingle will be riding with the procession giving fans a chance to meet him on Carnival Day.
Tracy Simmonds, Carnival organiser for the Accrington Lions said: "We've got Jeff from 10.30am until 3.30pm and following the procession, we'll go up to Accrington and Rossendale College for the official opening at about 12.30pm.
"It's funny as we've had quite a few Coronation Street stars in the past, and last time we had Kenny Baker of Star Wars-fame. "Even though Jeff is well-known as Cain, he's actually quite a softy really, and he's also a Royal Shakespearian actor."
The morning parade and procession will begin at 10.45am at Thorneyholme Road, Accrington, passing through Queen's Road, Whalley Road, Abbey Street, Plantation Street and finishing at Park Street, Accrington.
Newly-crowned Carnival Queen Megan Lucie Adams and Carnival Princess Jamine Baron will be there on the day.
The theme of this year's event is sport, fitness and leisure and there will be many events going on during the day.
There will be a Hyndburn's Got Talent contest and there's still some places left. If you can sing, dance, do comedy, magic or have any other hidden talent, get in touch with Tracy on 07971 772168 and register.
A prize of £100 goes to the winner - and the finals will be judged by Jeff Hordley.
The finals of the football competition will be held, including the boys under 11s and under 13s as well as the girls under 12s.
A charity football match will be held mid-way through the afternoon, featuring the Accrington Stanley XI including manager John Coleman and assistant manager Jimmy Bell. There will also be a penalty shoot-out competition, craft stalls, grand charity raffle, owls and birds of prey display, dance displays, body combat, face painting , clowns and a magician.
All events are at Accrington and Rossendale College campus on Sandy Lane, Accrington.
There will also be a funfair on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18. Admission to the events is £2.50, gates open at 11am.
There is still time to book a stall - please contact 08458 337386 or e-mail email@example.com
For a full round-up of the carnival, don't miss next week's Observer.