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Jodie Prenge lands 'dream part' in Corrie as she is set to play 'sassy' Glenda


Fat Friends star Jodie Prenger lands ‘dream role’ in Coronation Street as actress confirms she will she will play George Shuttleworth’s ‘fun and sassy’ sister Glenda

She has dreamt of being a part of Coronation Street since she was little. 

And Jodie Prenger wish came true as she landed her ‘dream part’ on the ITV soap on Sunday.

The actress, 43, started filming this week and said it is a ‘very special moment in my life’ and was ‘everything I expected, and more’. 

Amazing: Jodie Prenger wish came true as she landed her 'dream part' in Coronation Street playing the role of 'fun and sassy' Glenda who is undertaker George Shuttleworth's sister

Amazing: Jodie Prenger wish came true as she landed her ‘dream part’ in Coronation Street playing the role of ‘fun and sassy’ Glenda who is undertaker George Shuttleworth’s sister

The singer will be playing the role of ‘fun and sassy’ Glenda who is undertaker George Shuttleworth’s sister.

Her character will first appear on screens in August straight from a stint on the cruise ships and quickly finds her feet and a job behind the bar of the Rovers.

Jodie said: ‘I know I sound like a soppy sod, but it’s been on my bucket list to be in Coronation Street since I was little. 

'Dream role': The actress, 43, started filming this week and said it is a 'very special moment in my life' and was 'everything I expected, and more'

‘Dream role’: The actress, 43, started filming this week and said it is a ‘very special moment in my life’ and was ‘everything I expected, and more’

‘It’s an honour, it truly is a very special moment in my life. 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.’ 

She continued: ‘I can’t wait for you all to meet fun 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 go though and everyone was just so gloriously lovely, kind and welcoming. It was, and is, everything I expected, and more.’ 

Blackpool born Jodie found fame when she won the BBC Talent show ‘I’d do Anything’ in 2008 going on to play Nancy in Oliver in the West End.

'Very special moment in my life': Her character will first appear on screens in August straight from a stint on the cruise ships and quickly finds her feet and a job behind the bar of the Rovers

‘Very special moment in my life’: Her character will first appear on screens in August straight from a stint on the cruise ships and quickly finds her feet and a job behind the bar of the Rovers

She has had a hugely successful theatre career playing Miss Hannigan in Annie and appearing in One Man Two Guvnors at the Haymarket Theatre in London. 

She took on the title role in the UK theatre tour of Shirley Valentine and more recently she played the lead role of Kelly in the world premiere of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the musical. 

Jodie also starred as Helen in the National Theatre Production of A Taste of Honey, a performance inspired by watching early episodes of Coronation Street.

'Everything I expected, and more': Jodie said, 'I know I sound like a soppy sod, but it's been on my bucket list to be in Coronation Street since I was little'

‘Everything I expected, and more’: Jodie said, ‘I know I sound like a soppy sod, but it’s been on my bucket list to be in Coronation Street since I was little’

She will be drawing on her cruise ship experience to play entertainer Glenda, as she spent eight months in 2001 as one of four main entertainers in a team of 19 aboard the Disney Wonder.

Producer Iain MacLeod said: ‘Glenda sails in fresh from the cruise ships with a whiff of the exotic, quickly making best friends and enemies in equal 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.’

Amazing: She will be drawing on her cruise ship experience to play entertainer Glenda, as she spent eight months in 2001 as one of four main entertainers in a team of 19 aboard the Disney Wonder

Amazing: She will be drawing on her cruise ship experience to play entertainer Glenda, as she spent eight months in 2001 as one of four main entertainers in a team of 19 aboard the Disney Wonder

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