Well isn’t Christmas 2014 shaping up to be a CORKER?
Hold onto your hats because it has been confirmed that X Factor judge Mel B will be gracing Coronation Street with her presence for charity fundraiser Text Santa.
But if you are thinking that Tracy Barlow and co. will have a force to be reckoned with when the notorious Scary Spice makes an appearance then you *might* be left a tad disappointed, as Mel will not be playing herself.
A source told The Sun: “It is a cameo but she will be playing a character who isn’t connected to her personally.
“It will be Mel but not as we have seen her before. It is fair to say there will be a lot of walking on the cobbles.”
We can’t wait to see what they decide…
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the popstar will be appearing in the popular soap opera, having previously appeared briefly way back in 1993 as checkout girl Amy Nelson before she found superstardom with the Spice Girls.
A pal said: “Mel has always loved Corrie.
“It was one of her first tastes of showbiz and she jumped at the chance of appearing in it again.”
We wonder if this ‘new character’ that the 39-year-old will be playing will actually be her bringing back this lone shop worker?
Because that would be brilliant.
As well as embracing a blast from her past, it looks as though Mel is taking inspiration from her fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez Versini, who cameoed in the show for last year’s Text Santa.
However, Chezza opted to star as herself in the soap, playing the secret best friend of Michelle Keegan’s since-deceased character Tina McIntyre.
If you were such good friends why weren’t you at Tina’s funeral earlier this year, eh Cheryl?
All in all, it looks like this year’s Text Santa is shaping up to be a pretty brilliant one, with none other than actual George bloomin’ Clooney also expected to make a cameo in a special festive episode of Downton Abbey as well.
It just keeps getting better and better.
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