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Text Santa - Cheryl Cole arrives in Weatherfield (video)

Published: Fri 20 Dec 2013

Television’s most famous street welcomes one of Britain’s biggest pop stars for ITV’s Text Santa at 8pm on Friday 20 December.  In a sketch specially written to raise money for Text Santa’s six chosen charities.
 
Scriptwriters penned a storyline that sees Cheryl Cole arrive in Weatherfield and head for the Rovers Return, looking for her childhood friend, barmaid Tina. Cheryl expects to be travelling home to Newcastle with Tina for her mum’s Christmas party, but this is Coronation Street where nothing ever goes to plan.
 
Appearing with Cheryl will be Corrie regulars including Tina (Michelle Keegan) Steve (Simon Gregson), Michelle (Kym Marsh), and Kirk (Andy Whyment).
 
Cheryl filming on Corrie to your desk this afternoon but meantime here below quote to go with from Michelle Keegan.
 
Michelle Keegan on working with Cheryl Cole:
 
"I was really excited when I found out that Cheryl Cole was going to be filming at Corrie. She is someone I really admire and I have never met her properly so when I found out she was going to play Tina's friend I couldn't believe it.
 
"They say never meet your idols but she was amazing. She is such a huge Corrie fan and she was genuinely pleased to be filming with us. I sat and chatted with her for ages which was lovely. She didn't need any tips from us all though, she was really good, a natural.
 
"She knew all her lines and she seemed to really enjoy herself. Malcolm Hebden who plays Norris made her laugh. She was great fun to have on set and I am really thrilled that Text Santa gave me the chance to work with her."