What do you get when you put together a famous cobbled street, a bunch of celebrities and a massive set of balls?
In this case, a new Guinness World Record with a charitable twist.
GalaBingo.com got the ball rolling in its attempt to set the world record for the largest set of balls used in a bingo game on the cobbled streets of the Coronation Street Tour, Manchester.
After the record was confirmed, Gala Bingo presented a cheque of £10,000 to Rhian Sugden, glamour model and ambassador for the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC).
The MCAC charity prides itself on removing embarrassment and shame when it comes to checking for prostate, bowel and testicular cancer.
Sugden was joined at the event by former Coronation Street residents Steve Arnold, Shobna Gulati, Sherrie Hewson and Adam Rickitt, as well as The Only Way is Essex’s Charlie King and Alison Hammond.
The ex-Corrie stars threw the set of 90 giant inflatable balls out of the street windows of the old set at Granada Studios to the call of This Morning presenter Alison Hammond.
Members of the public who won tickets to the fundraiser by playing Coronation Street-themed games on the bingo website also had the chance to take part in the larger-than-life game.
GalaBingo.com director Alison Digges said: “We wanted to do something special for the launch of ‘Corrie Bouncy Balls’, something involving balls!
“We love the innovative, educational approach MCAC takes, so we’re delighted to work with them. And an official Guinness World Record attempt seemed like a good way to get everyone’s attention.
“So we organised a bingo game on Coronation Street, invited some ex-cast members and have raised money for charity, all at the same time!”
Those former Corrie stars also took a moment out from the event to speak to MM about the show and what made it Britain’s favourite soap.