Coronation Street cast: max George joining?
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Coronation Street: Max George admits he’s had ‘talks’ about joining cast

There could be another popstar heading for the cobbles

Former Glee star Max George has hinted that he could be set to join the cast of Coronation Street.

The singer-turned-actor is best known for being part of the British boyband The Wanted.

The group had numerous hits during their time together, including All Time Low, Lose My Mind and Glad You Came.

Since turning his hand to acting, Max has had his eyes on big roles in Hollywood.

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Max George previously had a starring role on Glee (Credit: Splashnews)

Max George invited to join Coronation Street cast

However, that hasn’t stopped TV bosses from approaching him about roles on the small screen.

“There have been quite a few soaps that my agent and I have had conversations with,” he told Daily Star.  “However, we’ve never seen it through because I just want to focus on films at the moment.

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“Coronation Street is only around the corner and I’m a Manchester lad, so it kind of makes sense. I’ve had talks about that, but it’s not something that’s ever interested me.”

However, despite his reservations, he’s not taking their offer off the table completely.

“For me, film is what I want to concentrate on first, but never say never with anything,” he added.

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Max is hoping to become a Hollywood star (Credit: Fox)

Max – who appeared on Strictly 2020 – had his first taste of acting in 2014 when he was cast on Glee.

The singer went on to reveal that it had been “tough” to find roles due to the impact of COVID-19.

However, he added that he plans to travel back to the US to audition once everything gets back to normal.

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Max wouldn’t be the first pop star to star on Coronation Street.

The ITV soap has a long history of hiring singers, including the likes of Shayne Ward and Kym Marsh.

He also has a former connection with Corrie, having previously been engaged to ex-soap star Michelle Keegan.

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