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Coronation Street Star Shayne Ward fronts DECHOX campaign for British Heart Foundation
Monday 8th February 2016 @ 10:29 by Becky Cahill
Glossop Chronicle News

Tameside’s X Factor winner and Coronation Street star Shayne Ward is challenging the nation to join him and give up chocolate for March as he fronts the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) DECHOX campaign.

Fresh from winning Best Newcomer at this year’s National Television Awards, he is calling on like-minded chocoholics to sign up to DECHOX and get sponsored to help raise £1million for life saving heart research.

Shayne, from Hattersley, said: “I didn’t think I was a chocoholic until I realised my occasional treat had become an everyday habit.  The photoshoot was a lot of fun; I must admit I ate quite a lot of the chocolate props along the way!

“For self-confessed chocoholics like me, March is not going to be easy with Easter pending but the money raised will help the British Heart Foundation fund more research to help the millions of people fighting a daily battle with heart disease.”

Whether you’re an undercover chocolate eater, a crafty nibbler or a full-on midnight fridge raider, deep down you know it’s time to dump the chunk and DECHOX.

Last year, more than 19,000 people took part in DECHOX, raising almost £800,000 in the fight against heart disease. The BHF is calling on even more people to sign up to help us raise £1 million to help the 7 million people currently living with heart and circulatory conditions.

To find out more and to sign up visit


Shayne gets a chocolate kiss ahead of DECHOX for the British Heart Foundation (2)Shayne signs up for a DECHOX for the British Heart Foundation