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Warne now a soap star!

The 36-year-old Warne will appear as himself, in a storyline believed to involve his charity, The Shane Warne Foundation.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 18:53 IST
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Aussie spin wizard Shane Warne is al set to don the grease paint for his acting debut in the TV soap, Neighbours.

The 36-year-old Warne will appear as himself, in a storyline believed to involve his charity, The Shane Warne Foundation.

Neighbours executive producer Ric Pellizzeri said he was thrilled to have the spin bowler make an appearance in Australia's most famous soap.

"The cast and crew are incredibly excited to be working with one of Australia's great sportsmen," The Mirror quoted Pellizzeri as saying.

The report further said that producers have been in talks with Warne to join Ramsay Street since before Christmas.

As of now, Warne will spend one day filming his role in the next few weeks, with the episode being telecast in the UK in autumn after its July broadcast in Australia.