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Coronation Street: 5 reasons Jodie Prenger arriving is the best thing since sliced bread

The musical theatre star is a Coronation Street legend in the making

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Coronation Street bosses have played a blinder by signing Jodie Prenger up.

Weatherfield’s answer to Jane McDonald arrived with a bang on Friday, August 5 and it was incredible.

Here’s why we love Jodie Prenger in Coronation Street already!

Coronation Street star Jodie Prenger smiling as Glenda
Jodie Prenger just IS Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

1. Glenda is a do-er

Seeing her brother George unconscious in the back of a hearse, she jumped into action fresh from her cruise ship.

Putting the mourning choirmaster’s widow at ease, she gamely talked her out of cremating him with his trombone in a scene that only Corrie could pull off.

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Pointing out that molten metal wouldn’t be the best thing when it comes to spreading ashes, she ushered the widow into the undertakers for her own costume change.

Glenda and George in the Rovers
The woman travels with an outfit just in case she has to host a funeral (Credit: ITV)

2. Coronation Street costume change

Gone was her summerly cruising outfit and out came Our Glenda of the Veil.

Let’s choose to believe she goes everywhere with an emergency funeral conducting outfit.

At the wake she was the hostess with the mostess, skilfully guiding proceedings while getting Sean to pick up a mourning dentist.

3. She enjoys a drink

But as soon as it was over she was chugging back the house red like prohibition was coming in.

And when she came face to face with George’s girlfriend Eileen Grimshaw and immediately pointed out that she smelled like her nan, a legend was born.

Coronation Street Glenda looks gleeful as she helps Sean on the computer
Glenda slips right into Corrie (Credit: ITV)

4. Jodie Prenger is classic Coronation Street

Glenda is classic Corrie – and she could not have come at a better time.

An acid tongue, flame-red hair and enough stories of her adventures on the high seas to keep viewers entertained for years.

And Jodie Prenger is just sublime.

The actress has talked about it being her dream to join the cobbles and we are so glad she has.

Glenda and George in Coronation Street
Coronation Street bosses have pulled off a coup by getting Jodie (Credit: ITV)

5. A Corrie icon in the making

She is quite literally the best thing to happen to the soap since sliced bread, or as he’s known Richard Hillman.

And a little bird tells us that in the coming weeks she will get to show off her vocal skills with a sing song.

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What more could Corrie fans want?

Would that be her behind the bar at the Rovers? Because that’s what’s happening and she’s set to be as legendary as Bet Lynch.

Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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