Kerry Katona, who is well known for having a tumultuous personal life, has revealed that she would love to take residence in Weatherfield.
The Atomic Kitten singer believes that, as a Northerner, she would be a perfect fit for the Manchester-based soap.
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Kezza even has her ideal role pinned down, as she admitted that she would love to be the new Bet Lynch, pulling pints behind the bar of the Rovers Return – although she has warned that she might drink the place dry.
She told the Daily Star: “I think I’d be brilliant in Coronation Street – I’d love to do it. I wouldn’t want it to be just a cameo role, I’d want to be a character and join properly.” Could the ITV show producers be drawing up a contract as we speak?
Further strengthening her reasoning, the 35-year old added: “I’m a Northerner so it would be perfect.”
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“I’d want to be behind the bar, definitely. I might drink it dry though.” In that case, we hope that the Coronation Street residents like water…
The mother-of-five believes that she might stand a chance too, as characters on the cobbles have mentioned Katona’s name 3 times over the years – well, that’s 3 more than us!
Kerry wouldn’t be the first popstar-turned-Corrie star, as former Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh has played Michelle Connor since 2006, while Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding appeared as Joni Preston in a four-episode stint earlier this year.
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Most recently, former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has signed a one-year contract to play the role of Aidan Connor.
Will Kerry be the next celebrity to get her pen out and sign on the dotted line?