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This Coronation Street legend CONFIRMS she’s part of 60th anniversary celebrations

Sally Lindsay's heading back to the cobbles to be part of the show's 60th bash

Ex Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay has revealed that she’s agreed to take part in a special documentary marking the show’s 60th birthday next year.

Sally, who played Rovers landlady Shelley Unwin from 2001-2006, will talk about her experiences on Corrie in an hour-long documentary called Queens Of The Street.

Sally Lindsay

Sally Lindsay has signed up for the special Corrie documentary (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Sally broke the big news in an interview with OK! Magazine and said that she chatted to some other ex stars before agreeing to sign up.

“I rang some of the girls doing it and asked them, ‘What do you think?’ and they were like, 'Why not?' It was an amazing time.”

46-year-old Sally was involved in some massive plots as Shelley, including marrying Peter Barlow only to find out the bigamist was married to someone else!

Suranne Jones at Baftas

Suranne Jones is among the former Coronation Street favourites thought to be taking part in the special documentary (picture: WireImage)

Speaking about her Corrie days to Soaplife once, Sally recalled: “That time taught me everything I know. It taught me to trust my instincts, to never be late and to always know my lines. I love Corrie. I always have and I always will.”

Meanwhile, since leaving Coronation Street Sally has enjoyed roles in a string of TV shows, including Ordinary Lies, Mount Pleasant and Still Open All Hours.

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Earlier this year, Sally also took part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off.

Coronation Street (originally called Florizel Street, of course!) was first screened on ITV on 9th December 1960, with William Roache famously appearing in the opening episode as Ken Barlow.

For Corrie’s 50th anniversary in 2010 ITV screened a live episode, which saw tragedy after a tram plunged onto the cobbles causing huge devastation.

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