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Catherine Tyldesley delights fans as she lands new role after leaving Coronation Street

The former soap actress is set to star in ITV's new drama Viewpoint

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Catherine Tyldesley has left fans delighted as she teased an exciting role in new ITV drama Viewpoint.

The 36-year-old actress is set to star alongside Noel Clarke in the upcoming TV series.

It’s yet another acting gig for Catherine since waving goodbye to Coronation Street – and she couldn’t be more excited!

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Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley is set to star in a new ITV drama (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Sharing the news with fans on Twitter, she wrote: “So excited!! I can finally reveal!! Awesome cast. Incredible writing.

“You guys will love this xxx.”

The gripping five-part series follows a tense police surveillance investigation into a Manchester community.

As well as Noel, Catherine will also be joined by Alexandra Roach and Amy Wren.

Fans rushed to congratulate the star, with one commenting: “Yay!! Congrats lovely, I can’t wait to watch!”

A second said: “Love a new drama @Cath_Tyldesley. You and your fellow cast will be awesome. Looking forward to it.”

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A third added: “Brilliant news, cannot wait. No matter what you are in Cath, I will love it.”

Another wrote: “Ahhhhh no we have to wait until 2021!!! Too much excited now! Good luck petal I’m sure you will be fabulous x.”

The former soap actress will appear alongside Noel Clarke in Viewpoint (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Why did Catherine Tyldesley leave Coronation Street?

Catherine revealed she was quitting Coronation Street in 2018.

The actress had played Eva Price for seven years, but hoped the move would pave the way for new opportunities.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “I plan to travel, laugh as much as possible, live in the moment, work hard and cuddle my boys.”

Catherine added: “It’s been the hardest decision of my life. Corrie is my second home – best seven years of my life.”

Catherine Tyldesley left Coronation Street in 2018 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Since leaving the soap, Catherine has continued with her successful acting career.

She went on to have a main role in TV series 15 Days and sitcom Scarborough.

Last year, she competed in the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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However, it certainly hasn’t put her off returning to Coronation Street in the future.

Catherine previously told Metro.co.uk: “Yeah, never say never!

“It was my home for a long time and I’d love to see Eva go back there at some point when the time’s right for me.”

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