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Joe McElderry on his role in Corrie musical

A new musical version of the history of Coronation Street is touring the country this summer. Street of Dreams is written by Trisha Ward, from Redcar - and it will star some of the best-loved actors and actresses ever to walk the famous cobbles: from Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch) to Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) to Brian Capron (the evil Richard Hillman).

Julie Goodyear reprises her role as Bet Lynch Credit: ITV

When it arrives in the North East, at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena in May, the show will feature a guest appearance from the South Shields X Factor_ and Popstar to Operastar _winner Joe McElderry. He will sing the finale song.

Joe spoke to Pam Royle and Ian Payne on North East Tonight.