Faye has joined the ITV soap as Kate Connor, the sister of Aidan (played by Shayne Ward).
Big Reunion star Gareth, who has been dating Faye for almost three years, tweeted: "So proud of my beautiful girlfriend @Faye_Brookes landing a part in @itvcorrie. Well done baby."
Faye will make her arrival on the cobbles along with Prime Suspect star Richard Hawley, who will play her on-screen dad Johnny Connor.
Aidan is the first Connor to arrive in Weatherfield next month, as he comes to the aid of old friend Carla Connor after being contacted by his cousin Michelle.
Johnny and Kate will make their arrival at the end of September after discovering Aidan has invested in Carla's factory Underworld.
Johnny is described as "funny, charming and ruthless in business", while Kate is billed as a "tough cookie but also a vibrant young woman full of fun and mischief".
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