Soapstar heartthrob brothers Ryan and Adam Thomas have been named as the star attractions at this year’s Adlington Carnival.

Ryan, who plays Coronation Street’s Jason Grimshaw, will be joined his brother Adam – Emmerdale’s Adam Barton.

They will be at the Jubilee Playing Fields’ fun day on Sunday, July 14 to meet fans and sign autographs.

The full programme of carnival events will take place over the weekend of July 12 to 14.

On the Saturday a parade around the village will start at 12.30pm followed by an extreme horse stunt show and Harry Potter and Agrid with the talking sorting hat.

Other events on the Saturday will be music from The Derby Midshipmen marching band and the crowning of the carnival royalty in the arena.

Saturday evening in the marquee will feature a children’s disco from 5.30pm to 7pm and later Steve Smith is will perform an Elvis tribute, plus karaoke.

On Sunday on the field, there will be a fire stunt show, the annual dog show and the bonny baby show This year’s nominated charity is Help For Heroes.