Joe’s getting dirty!

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JOE McElderry is gearing up to have the time of his life.

The X Factor winner will be taking to the Dirty Dancing stage as part of the Sunderland leg of the musical’s tour.

He will be joining the cast for a special gala performance at the Sunderland Empire next Tuesday in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.

The South Shields-born singer will perform the iconic Dirty Dancing finale number Time of My Life and there will be bucket collections before and after each show during next week, with all with all proceeds going towards supporting teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer across the UK.

Joe said: “Musical theatre is a huge passion of mine and I’ve always been a huge fan of Dirty Dancing, so I’m very excited to be taking part.”

l Dirty Dancing runs at the Sunderland Empire from now until October 6. For tickets Tel. 0844 871 3022.