A SOAP star from Bury has launched a lockdown charity bake-a-thon for a breast cancer charity.

Coronation Street's Victoria Ekanoye's kitchen challenge has a twist though.

The actor, who plays Angie Appleton, is asking competitors to bake a cake in the shape of a boob for the Prevent Breast Cancer fundraiser.

This is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer as well as vital funds for the charity itself.

Victoria said: “I can not wait to see everybody’s weird and wonderful creations - let’s put smiles on our faces and our boob cakes in the oven!”

Nikki Barraclough from Prevent Breast Cancer, added: “With many of us now spending more time at home than ever before, there really is no better time to get our creative caps and aprons on, and start baking for a great cause.

"We’re really looking forward to seeing what exciting creations people can come up with, and we’re delighted to have Victoria on board with us too, as we raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.”

The competition runs for three weeks, with participants and their supporting friends and family members asked to simply match the cost of their ingredients with a donation to Prevent Breast Cancer, before sharing pictures of their culinary creations via their Facebook page and #bakeaboob2020 hashtag.

Victoria will then return to judge the entries, as part of an international panel, selecting four finalists, who will then be asked to submit videos backing their entries.

These will then be subject to a public vote via Facebook, halving the finalists down to two on Thursday, July 2.

The remaining two contestants with the most votes will then go through to the final knockout stage, where Ekanoye will crown the winner via a live event hosted on the Prevent Breast Cancer Facebook page the following day.

The winner will receive a £50 Lakeland voucher.

Bury-born Victoria and her mother, Candy, are both Prevent Breast Cancer charity patrons, after Candy was diagnosed with the disease in her early 40s, and several other family members battled against other forms of cancer.