Coronation Street’s Geoff Metcalfe, actor Ian Bartholomew, will join other stars of stage to take part in ‘Shropshire’s Got Talent’, an exciting online competition open to all.

The talent show forms part of an extravaganza of entertainment hosted by the Shropshire Virtual Show, an online event celebrating the very best of the county on Saturday, August 22 with two Oswestry-based charities set to benefit.

Money raised will go to the League of Friends (LoF) to RJAH, and the The Movement Centre, among others

The judges – Ian, his wife Loveday Ingram, Michael Jenkins, Pip Minnithorpe and Grace Tong – have backgrounds right across the entertainment industry and will provide winners with invaluable feedback.

Ms Ingram, a National Theatre producer, said: “We are delighted to be involved and so pleased to be supporting the wonderful charities that will benefit.”

Corrie star Ian added: “I understand there will be some exciting industry experiences as prizes so definitely worth uploading your video now.”

Competition entrants are encouraged to upload a video of their talent, which could be dance, singing, playing an instrument or acting, or an unusual skill acquired during lockdown.

Entrants are asked to make a suggested donation when they upload their video and talented participants can enter as many times as they like.

Categories are: 12 and under; 17 and under; 18 and over and seniors and post your videos to

For more information on the Shropshire Virtual Show, visit, the interactive new website built for the event by sponsors DCS Digital.

Further line up and competition announcements will be made through the social media accounts @shropshirevirtualshow on Facebook and Instagram and @shropvirtual on Twitter.