Jodie Prenger has joined the solid of Coronation Street, it’s been published.
The actress and singer will arrive at the cobbles in August, taking part in Glenda, the sister of undertaker George Shuttleworth.
George, as audience know, is suffering in scenes lately airing, after formative years bully Frank Bardsley rocked up in Weatherfield to torment him some extra.
But Glenda proves to be a welcome blast from the previous!
The newcomer arrives in two months time, after a stint at the cruise ships. She wastes little time find her footing within the eponymous side road, securing a task at the back of the bar!
Corrie boss Iain MacLeod mentioned: ‘Glenda sails in contemporary from the cruise ships with a whiff of the unique, temporarily making absolute best pals and enemies in equivalent measure.
‘The character is loads of fun and has echoes of classic Coronation Street females of old. Jodie is a fabulous talent and we are all very excited to have her aboard. She has felt very Corrie since the moment she stepped onto set and I think the viewers will love her.’
Jodie has fulfilled a lifelong dream in being solid as Glenda, and this week started filming at the well-known cobbles.
The singer discovered status again in 2008 when she received the BBC Talent display ‘I’d do Anything’, occurring to play Nancy in Oliver within the West End.
She has had a vastly a hit theatre profession taking part in Miss Hannigan in Annie and showing in One Man Two Guvnors on the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Jodie additionally took at the identify function in the United Kingdom theatre excursion of Shirley Valentine and extra lately performed the lead function of Kelly on the earth premiere of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the musical.
She additionally starred as Helen within the National Theatre Production of A Taste of Honey, a efficiency impressed through looking at early episodes of Coronation Street.
Jodie added: ‘I know I sound like a soppy sod, but it’s been on my bucket listing to be in Coronation Street since I used to be little. It’s an honour, it in point of fact is an overly particular second in my lifestyles.
‘To be part of something my family and I have loved for so long. And what a character, oh I have to say, total dream part. I can’t look forward to you all to fulfill amusing and sassy Glenda, George Shuttleworth’s sister.
‘I love Tony Maudsley already, what a fella! Your first day on the cobbles is one of the most nerve wrecking experiences you’ll pass despite the fact that and everybody used to be simply so gloriously beautiful, type and alluring. It used to be, and is, the whole lot I anticipated, and extra.’
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.
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