Cheryl Cole joins Coronation Street – briefly!

Cheryl Cole has been filming scenes on the set of Coronation Street!

The Former X Factor judge and Girls Aloud singer is swapping chart success for cobbles and a hotpot when she joins the Weatherfield soap as part of the Text Santa charity ITV spectacular on December 20.

Cheryl will turn up at the Rovers Return looking for her old school chum Tina, who she's expecting to join her in Newcastle for her mum's Christmas party.

Cheryl's trip to the boozer descends into chaos as she meets Corrie characters Tina (Michelle Keegan), Steve (Simon Gregson), Michelle (Kym Marsh) and Kirk (Andy Whyment).

"Coronation Street has always been part of my life, we'd all watch it as kids together," says Cheryl. "It's surreal to be part of something I've watched my whole life."

* Text Santa will be shown on ITV on Friday, December 20 at 8pm and is hosted by Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Ant and Dec. To donate to the charity go to

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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.