ITV announced today that Sarah will join the cobbles in a four-episode arc later this year, but details of her exact storyline have been kept under wraps.
Hearing the news, a thrilled Nicola tweeted: "Amazing! Congratulations babe.. Can't wait to watch!"
Sarah replied: "Thanks honey, lots of love."
As the news was announced today - 1 April - plenty of fans wondered at first whether this was just a very elaborate April Fool's joke. The answer is no! Definitely not!
Sarah said: "I am extremely excited to be joining Coronation Street. As a fan of the show it is a huge honour for me to join the cast. I can't wait to get started!!"
Producer Stuart Blackburn said: "Sarah is proving to be a gifted and exciting actor and I'm absolutely delighted to have her on board, the viewers are in for a treat as her character will be right at the heart of a massive new story for the Barlows."
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