A Bury choir has appeared on the first ever Brassic Christmas special alongside the likes of Greg Davies, Joe Gilgun and Imelda Staunton.

Bury’s Encore Fire Choir has been left in awe after filming alongside singer and actress Imelda, well-known for her roles in Harry Potter, The Crown and on the stage in London.

Imelda made a special appearance on the Sky comedy show filmed in Lancashire, acting in scenes with the talented choir who were approached by the show's production team earlier in the year.

Bury Times: Bury's Encore Fire Choir with Joe Gilgun

Musical director of the choir, Katie Geelan, said: “We had the most amazing day, it was such a wonderful experience for the children.

“They experienced life on a real set, had costumes provided and hair and makeup professionally done.

“They got to meet all the characters from the show who were so friendly and made them feel at ease.

“They were in awe of their scenes with Imelda Staunton and all in all it was a memorable day for all the children a'nd parents.”

A Very Brassic Christmas is the shows first-ever festive special and the young singers appeared as children preparing for and performing in their school’s nativity.

The series is written by Joe Gilgun and Danny Bocklehurst and follows the lives of Vinnie O'Neill and his friends in the fictional town of Hawley.

Bury Times: Bury's Encore Fire Choir with Imelda Staunton

Other cast members include Michelle Keegan, Damien Molony, Tom Hanson, Aaron Heffernan, Ryan Sampson, Parth Thakerar and Steve Evets.

Katie said: “I am so proud of our lovely children who are in the Christmas special, it was an incredible opportunity and both children and parents were all incredibly excited”.

She added that the choir will be looking to recruit some more members to their ranks in the new year and anyone interested can get in touch vie the choir’s social media channels.

A Very Brassic Christmas can be watched on catch-up via Sky or NowTV.