Melanie Hill joins Corrie

Coronation Street favourite Roy Cropper is to get a new friend played by renowned actress Melanie Hill.

Melanie has been cast as Cathy Matthews, the owner of the allotment next to Roy and Sharif’s plot.

Roy and Cathy strike up a friendship through their love of the allotment and he soon discovers she is getting over the death of her husband.

Is this destined to be Roy’s first chance of romance following the death of his beloved Hayley?

Melanie is best known for her roles in Playing the Field, Waterloo Road and the sitcom Bread, more recently she appeared in Cilla playing the scouse singer’s mum ‘Big Cilla’.

Producer Stuart Blackburn said:

"Recently widowed, Cathy is an engaging yet sometimes chaotic woman. Though her indecision can drive her friends mad, behind the vulnerable front is a woman who truly does have a heart of gold."

Gentle, kind and intelligent she has more to offer than she knows and in Roy she'll find a friend who will ultimately bring out the best in her.

– Stuart Blackburn

"We are delighted that Melanie Hill has agreed to join us and take on the role. Familiar I'm sure to our audience, Melanie is an incredible actress who I know will soon propel Cathy to the heart of Coronation Street.”

Melanie Hill said:

"I'm chuffed to bits to be joining the cast of my favourite soap. I and my family grew up watching it and to actually be working on it is a dream come true. "

Picture Previews: Mon 2 Mar - Fri 6 Mar

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Steph's shocked when the real Gavin turns up out of the blue to see Andy.

And it's not long before Gavin figures out what's been going on...

Will he reveal that Andy's been lying about everything?

And break Michael's heart?

Previews: Friday 27th February

Tonight on Coronation Street...

7.30pm

Tony and Tracy are stopped with stolen goods in the van!

Rita confronts Jenny, demanding to know why she’s returned after all these years.
Craig and Faye watch a DVD about giving birth...
And, Luke offers to tile Maria's kitchen (he's going to need some help!)

8.30pm

Sally remains unconvinced about Jenny and Kevin.

Tony is caught between Liz and Tracy.
Anna gets dressed up to the nines for a drink with Owen.
And, Luke gets caught out!

Kevin and Jenny

There is romance in the air for Kevin, but does he know what he's letting himself in for with Jenny Bradley? Michael Le Vell teases what's to come!

Kevin is quite smitten with Jenny and refuses to listen when his friends and family voice their concerns about the way she behaved last time she was in Weatherfield.

But people change, and after 21 years away, Jenny insists she's turned over a new leaf - although we're not sure that Rita will be convinced...

RECAP: Find out more about the last time Jenny was on the Street

Preview: Wednesday 25th February

Tonight on Coronation Street...

7.30pm

Jenny and Rita are on a collision course...

Tony sets off with Tracy to buy a job lot of stolen electrical goods.
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And, Steve and Lloyd are still awkward with each other...

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