Northern Soul to star on the One Show with Russ

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WIGAN Casino star Russ Winstanley will appear on a national television programme discussing the underground scene of Northern Soul.

Filming for an episode of the BBC’s The One Show has already taken place at Haigh Hal.

Russ was asked to join the show and speak about how the Northern Soul scene is still very much alive and kicking in Wigan, and the rest of the world, today.

Russ said: “The programme makers heard about the Northern Soul scene and I think they were alerted to it after seeing the new fashion collection designed by Karen Walker.

“I’ll be seen having a chat with the show’s hosts and then I think they will include some music and clips of the Northern Soul scene.”

Northern Soul dancers including Sandy Holt will also appear on the show.

Producers decided to film the episode at the Haigh Hall manor house as it will be this year’s chosen location for the anniversary of Wigan Casino.

Russ added: “We have decided to have our event there this year and I told the producers that the location is lovely and I think they agreed.

A spokesman for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust said: “Haigh Hall is synonymous with Wigan, it is a fantastic setting for filming the television show and for what is sure to be an amazing night for the Casino’s anniversary.”