Pub landlord Al Murray and on screen tough man Ross Kemp are the star guests at this year’s gala dinner for Yorkshire’s sick and terminally ill children.
The pair will be in Leeds for the Make A Dream charity fundraiser, organised by local businessman Stuart Levin and wife Francine Levin.
Tickets are now on sale for the event that will take place at Leeds United Conference Centre on November 15.
Sir Jimmy Savile’s gold tracksuit - which Stuart snapped up earlier this month - will take centre stage at this year’s charity auction.
Stuart said: “Ross Kemp is fantastic for his gangs in New York and that kind of thing.
“Al Murray I have always liked a lot.
“I saw him in Harrogate about two years ago and I can quite honestly say he’s the best comedian I have ever seen.
“He’s breathtakingly good.
“His script will be that he speaks to around 20 people in the audience, remembers all their names and bring them into the story.
“He’s very, very clever, and a graduate from Oxford University where he studied history. You wouldn’t realise it, but he’s done a lot of serious documentaries.”
Asked why people should support Make A Dream Stuart added: “Every charity in the country is struggling due to the recession so every pound raised is more important than ever before.
“We are a small Yorkshire based charity. The profits raised go towards granting the dreams of Yorkshire’s sick and terminally ill children”
Kemp is a BAFTA award-winning English actor turned author and journalist, who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC1 soap opera EastEnders.
Since 2006 Kemp has received international recognition for his critically acclaimed documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs.
Murray won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1999. He started out with an act that involved sound-effect impressions.
Tickets for Make A Dream gala dinner cost £750 (£75 per person) for a table of 10, or £1,100 (£55 per person) for two tables. Visit: www.makeadream.org or call (0113) 2667201.