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All change at ITV as THIS Emmerdale star joins Coronation Street

Soap fans are in for a treat as a familiar face from Emmerdale joins the cast of Coronation Street...

Former Emmerdale and Cutting It star Sian Reeves has reportedly landed herself a new role in Coronation Street as a face from Tim Metcalfe's past.

The actress has been spotted filming along side Joe Duttine, who plays Weatherfield's Tim, in scenes likely to air towards the end of the year.

But it seems Tim isn't the only character the newcomer will be spending time with, because actress Sian has also been spotted filming with Simon Greyson, who plays cobbles cabbie Steve McDonald, and Michael Le Vell, who is better known as Kevin Webster in the soap.

Actress Sian Reeves

Actress Sian Reeves has been spotted filming with the Coronation Street cast (Picture: Getty)

But as fans know, this won't be the first time that Sian has appeared on a soap.

In 2009 the actress joined Emmerdale as dangerous bunny boiler Sally Spode, who was an ex girlfriend of vicar Ashley Thomas.

It soon transpired that Sally was obsessed with Ashley and not long after arriving in the village she tried to kill off Ashley's then wife Laurel in a church fire so that she could regain Ashley's love.

Thankfully her plan was unsuccessful and after a six month stint in the soap, the character was sectioned under the mental health act for her crimes.

Tim in Coronation Street

It has been reported that Sian's character will have a connection to Tim Metcalfe (Picture: ITV)

It remains to be seen what character Sian might be playing in Coronation Street, but let's hope for Tim and Sally's sake the newcomer isn't quite as unhinged as Sian's Emmerdale alter ego!

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According to metro.co.uk, the new character will arrive in Coronation Street with a connection to Tim, but further details are being kept under wraps for now.

Could Sian's character cause trouble for Sally and Tim's marriage?

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Tim and Sally have been through a tough time recently (Picture: ITV)

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The pair have been through a tough time of late, having only recently got themselves back on track after Sally's stint in prison for fraud - a crime she didn't commit.

The pair almost split when Tim also thought that he had slept with Sally's sister Gina, so could the new face on the cobbles be another love rival for poor Sally?

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

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.