Shameless star Tina Malone is set to join Coronation Street.
The actress is reportedly in talks to join the ITV soap for a new regular role, five years after her last one in the Channel 4 drama.
Tina revealed to The Daily Star Sunday: “I’ve actually been in for a chat with the Corrie bosses.”
The actress, who shot to fame as Mimi Maguire in Shameless, has recently been struggling for acting work reports the newspaper.
And she has even said she would even be happy with a guest role on the soap.
She added: “I have said I would even take a guest part. I’d just love a role.”
Tina would join Corrie star Sally Carman in the show who played her daughter-in-law Kelly on Shameless.
She is set to play a relative of Tyrone Dobbs as he discovers more of his family in Liverpool through his estranged grandmother Evelyn Plummer.
He was given the tragic news that his mother had died while they were estranged.
Tyrone will soon begin searching for his extended family after years of estrangement.
And it has been revealed that Maureen Lipman will play his battleaxe grandmother.
The soap’s producer, Iain MacLeod, said: “I am beyond thrilled that we are introducing such a great new character, played by someone of Maureen’s pedigree.
“Evelyn is eye-wateringly withering and will add a fresh dollop of northern humour to the show as she turns Tyrone and Fiz’s lives upside down.”
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The soap said in a statement: “Outspoken battleaxe Evelyn will soon be ruling the roost at number 9, much to Fiz’s dismay, and it isn’t long before she starts to ruffle a few feathers on the Street.”
But will she be able to live up to the reputation of Corrie’s most fearsome battleaxe, the acid-tongued dear departed Blanche Hunt?
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