Joe McElderry has been at the launch of a new musical about the history of Coronation Street. The X-Factor _and Popstar to Operastar _winner from South Shields will appear alongside veterans of the soap, like Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch).
The show, Street of Dreams_, will come to Newcastle on tour later this year. Full coverage of the launch on the national ITV News site.
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