A fan favourite ex-Coronation Street star is in 'advance talks' for Strictly Come Dancing 9 months ago

A fan favourite ex-Coronation Street star is in 'advance talks' for Strictly Come Dancing

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Former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley is reportedly in "advance talks" to appear on Strictly Come Dancing. 

The actress, who left Corrie last year, is even said to have already had a pairing test with a pro partner.

An insider told The Sun that she was a big fan fo the "glitz and glamour of the show," adding:

"Producers think she’ll be a great signing because of her strong fan following and her bubbly personality. They can see her going far in the competition.”

If she does join the show, Catherine would follow in the footsteps of a number of her former co-stars, including Georgia May Foote and Tina O'Brien.

The source added that the actress is said to have been "inundated" with reality TV offers after leaving Coronation Street. 

However, she was said to be keen to have a chance to compete for the Strictly glitter ball trophy.

They said:

“Catherine was inundated with reality TV opportunities after Corrie but held out for Strictly. She’s unfazed by the Strictly curseas her marriage is super-strong.”

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Catherine announced she would be leaving Coronation Street to pursue other work in December 2017.

She said at the time:

"Coronation Street has been a dream job for me which is why this was such a difficult decision to leave.

"Eva has been such fun to play over the last seven years, and who knows, one day she might storm the cobbles of Weatherfield again.

"In the meantime I’m excited about the future, new acting projects, and spending time with my family."