I was offered huge Coronation Street role - but I'm too young to play it

Lisa Stansfield
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Lisa Stansfield, the singer famed for her hit All Around The World, has revealed that she was once offered the role of Stella Price, the iconic landlady in Coronation Street. However, the 58-year-old songstress declined the offer.

Despite this, Lisa, a self-proclaimed Corrie superfan, hasn't completely dismissed the idea of making an appearance on the famous cobbles one day. Recalling the offer the '90s pop star said: "I was offered once the part to play the landlady of the Rovers Return. I am the biggest Corrie fan.

"I always wanted to go in the Rovers and just have a little game of darts. And they offered me a part, and it was for two years. It would have tied me down. I was not allowed to do anything else. So, unfortunately, it kind of jammed."

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The role was eventually taken by Michelle Collins in 2010, who played Stella until 2014. With current landlady Jenny Bradley, portrayed by Sally Ann Matthews, recently discussing her extended holiday plans, could there be a vacancy at the Rovers Return?

Michelle Collins
Michelle Collins played Stella Price -Credit:ITV

When asked about this possibility at the Silver Clef awards in London Lisa responded with a laugh: "I know I'm getting older, but I'll have to be really old to play that," adding, "Maybe in the future, decades away, but we're going to see it. But I really would still love to just sit in the Rovers and just sit at the bar or in the boozer, like secretly on my own.", reports the Mirror.

Lisa, originally from Manchester, kick-started her music career in 1980 after winning the singing competition Search For A Star. She formed the band Blue Zone three years later and embarked on a solo journey in the late 80s. Her debut solo album Affection, released in 1989, featured the globally successful lead single All Around the World, marking a significant milestone in her career.

She bagged three Brit Awards and received two Grammy nominations. Over her career, she has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and shared the stage with icons like George Michael and Queen. She is married to producer Ian Devaney. For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.