The Bill reunion confirmed for charity special of classic ITV show

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The cast of 80s cop drama The Bill are set to reunite to mark the show’s 38th anniversary.

Actors including Trudie Goodwin, Mark Wingett, Eric Richard, Graham Cole and Diane Parish will lead the virtual reunion later this month.

Other cast members including Lisa Maxwell, Chris Simmonds, Andrew Lancel, Gary Lucy and Cyril Nri will also take part in the event, which will be hosted by Paul O’Grady and raise money for charity.

During the online special, the cast will reminisce about their time on the classic ITV police show, discuss secrets from behind the scenes and take questions from fans.

It’s the first time many of them will have reunited since the show ended in 2010.

The Bill launched on ITV in 1983 and ran for over 2,000 episodes until it was axed in August 2010.

The drama often pulled in viewing figures of up to 10million per week.

Chatting about the reunion, actress Lisa Maxwell said: “You don’t want to miss this reunion. It’s going to be epic. Book your tickets now.”

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Die-hard fans can also fork out £100 to have a private virtual meet and greet with the cast.

All money raised will go to Centrepoint.

The Bill has been off our screens for more than 10 years, but a number of its past cast members have gone on to some amazing careers.

The likes of Keira Knightley, David Tennant, James McAvoy, Sean Bean, Hugh Laurie and even Emma Bunton and Russell Brand have made appearances in the show.

Paul O'Grady, who will host the online special, is another famous face to have had a cameo.

While the comedian used to be known as his drag queen alter-ego Lily Savage, he had another identity for the police show.

Paul played a drag queen called Roxanne in three episodes between 1988 and 1990.

Roxanne ran the male escort ring in the local area.

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