North East singing star Joe McElderry is to join the cast of Dirty Dancing tonight at the Sunderland Empire.

X-Factor star Joe will join the cast of the fabulous musical show for one night (Tuesday September 25) in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.

He will perform the iconic finale number Time of My Life and throughout the week there will be bucket collections before and after the show with all proceeds going to the charity, which supports teenagers and young adults across the UK who are diagnosed with cancer.

Joe said: “Musical theatre is a huge passion of mine and I’ve always been a huge fan of Dirty Dancing and so I’m very excited to be taking part.”

  • Dirty Dancing is at the Sunderland Empire until Saturday October 6, with tickets priced from £10 to £48.50 (premium seats are also available).

Book in person at the Box Office in High Street West, Sunderland, call the TicketCentre on 0844 871 3022 or go to www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland. Booking fees apply to telephone and online sales.