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March 28, 2012

Gay X Factor winner Joe McElderry will star in the musical version of British TV soap Coronation Street

British pop star Joe McElderry will make a special guest appearance in a live musical based on the hit English TV soap Coronation Street.

The gay singer will star in Street of Dreams when it tours to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena at the end of May.

'I'm such a huge fan of Coronation Street,' says McElderry.

'It's been a huge part of my life since I was a child, so to be a part of this amazing musical homage is really exciting.'

December 8, 2011

Bet Lynch, Curly Watts and Ken Barlow are to star in a Corrie musical

TV presenter Paul O'Grady is joining past and present cast members from Coronation Street to narrate a musical based on the British TV soap next year.

The show is being turned into a Broadway-style show called Street of Dreams and will feature some of the programme's best-loved stars, including Julie Goodyear recreating her role as leopard print-loving Rovers' pub landlady Bet Lynch.