Corrie's Alison King says she turned down Strictly

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Coronation Street favourite Alison King has claimed that she recently turned down an offer from Strictly Come Dancing.

The Corrie veteran is due to return to screens as Carla Connor over Christmas, but fans unknowingly missed out on seeing her in the BBC ballroom alongside fellow soap stars Davood Ghadami and Joe McFadden during her hiatus from the ITV soap.

"I was offered a few of the celeb shows such as Strictly Come Dancing [during my break] but I just didn't fancy it," she explained. "My main aim [for my time away from Corrie] was to spend time with Daisy, you don't get any awards for being a good parent but it is the most important job in the world."

Instead of two-stepping for praise from Shirley Ballas and the other Strictly Come Dancing judges, Alison chose instead to appear with David Walliams and Miranda Hart on their latest sitcom.

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"I was very lucky to work on series two of a comedy a drama called Sick Note which is on Sky One," she explained.

The actress then teased: "There is room for [me] to return in series three which would be great. It was fantastic to work with Rupert Grint and I also got to do some scenes with Lindsay Lohan who was really lovely."

In the meantime, it sounds as if Coronation Street will be keeping Alison busy. Her character Carla Connor is set to become embroiled with Rana and Kate's secret romance and potentially even face off with long-time friend Michelle Connor.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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