Amanda angles for a role in Coronation Street

Amanda angles for a role in Coronation Street
Amanda angles for a role in Coronation Street (Image credit: Doug Peters/PA Photos)

Amanda Holden says she wouldn't go back to EastEnders, but would love to appear in Coronation Street. "I have to say I find EastEnders brilliant at the moment, but I wouldn't go into it at the moment, no," said the Britain's Got Talent judge. "What I'd like to do is go into Coronation Street. I love Corrie, and that's kind of more iconic. I'd go into that for a bit." And it seems the actress would want her Corrie character to cause trouble in Weatherfield. "I'd love to go into it as some kind of snooty southern b****," she laughed. "Maybe go and buy The Kabin from under Rita's nose and turn it into a beauty salon or something horrendous that they hate, so they oust me and I go back to London." Amanda, 38, appeared in five episodes of EastEnders in 1994. Click here to watch’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop Get all the latest soap gossip delivered straight to your door. Subscribe to Soaplife magazine today

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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.