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Ruthie Henshall to guest star in Coronation Street

She'll join the cobbles in April as an old friend of Glenda Shuttleworth.

Swapping the bright lights of the West End for a guest role on the cobbles of Coronation Street next month will be award-winning actress, former Dancing on Ice judge and former I'm A Celeb castle campmate Ruthie Henshall, who will be making her first appearance on Monday 3rd April.

She'll play Estelle, an old friend of Glenda Shuttleworth, played by fellow theatre star Jodie Prenger. We'll first meet her having a run-in with George about the cost of her mother’s funeral.

But when she bumps into Glenda the row is forgotten as the pair reminisce over their time on the cruise ships together.

It's not long before Estelle is trying to talk Glenda into buying into her theatre school franchise Little Big Shotz. But how will Eileen react when George offers to help his sister with financial backing?

Speaking about joining Corrie, Ruthie Henshall said "This is one of the most enjoyable guest roles of my career. Everyone is so welcoming and I can’t believe after years of the street being in my life that I finally get to tread the cobbles. Getting to act with Jodie was a joy and every member of the cast was welcoming and kind."

"Estelle is delighted to find her old friend Glenda and share a show tune or two to remember times spent entertaining on board cruises. I am so excited and delighted to be on the street where so many brilliant actors strut, and have strutted, their stuff."

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1


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