X Factor Joe’s guest role in Coronation Street

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X FACTOR winner and singing sensation Joe McElderry is to make a guest performance in Street of Dreams – the live musical celebration of Coronation Street.

The 20-year-old from South Shields will make a special appearance in the show when it visits the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on May 29 and 30.

He will lead an all-star cast, which includes Paul O’Grady, Julie Goodyear and Kevin Kennedy, singing the beautiful finale song Ghost - Take My Hand.

The show celebrates the iconic characters that have made Coronation Street one of the UK’s best loved soaps.

Speaking on his excitement at joining Street of Dreams, Joe said: “I’m such a huge fan of Coronation Street, it’s been a huge part of my life since I was a child, so to be a part of this amazing musical homage is really exciting.

“I can’t wait to be stood on stage in my home town alongside the cast of Corrie singing this beautiful finale number. It’s an honour.”

Street of Dreams is a live musical celebration of Britain’s best-loved soaps.

It receives its world premiere at the ManchesterArena on May 9 and 10 before embarking on a spectacular tour, visiting Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle.

Starring faces from the UK’s most famous street, past and present, including Julie Goodyear, Kevin Kennedy and Brian Capron, Street of Dreams is hosted by the country’s favourite entertainer Paul O’Grady.

The show will feature a 25-piece orchestra playing music by award-winning musical writer, composer and lyricist Trisha Ward, and is directed by Academy Award-winning film and stage director, John Stephenson (5 Children & IT and Animal Farm).

A dazzling West End cast will be choreographed by Olivier award winners Stephen Mear and Karen Bruce.