Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon's new role revealed

Hayley Tamaddon in a promotional shot as Andrea Beckett for Coronation Street

Former Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon is set to tread the boards once more as she joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as it embarks on a UK tour.

The actress, who played Andrea Beckett on the ITV soap, will be taking on the role of Miss Hedge, the teacher of lead character Jamie New, a role that she previously played in the West End.

She will be appearing in the show between September 7 and November 25 2023, and will be visiting venues in Salford, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Brighton, among others.

Hayley has an extensive CV, and has also appeared in Corrie’s rival ITV soap, Emmerdale, where she played Delilah Dingle.

As Delilah, she conned Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) and David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) out of £20,000, before fleeing the country, after learning that David had had a one night stand with Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward).

Hayley then joined Coronation Street as Steve McDonald’s (Simon Gregson) new friend Andrea, much to the disgust of a very jealous Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh).

However, Michelle had nothing to worry about, as Andrea ultimately ended up falling for Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles), who she left the street with after learning that hey were expecting a baby together.

Talking to Whatsonstage about this new venture, Hayley said: ‘After being part of the West End production in 2019, I’m so excited to be joining the touring company of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The UK audiences are in for an absolute treat!’

Hayley is not the only soap star to be joining this tour, as Corrie icon Shobna Gulati has also been confirmed.

Shobna, who played Sunita Alahan in the show, will be playing the part of Ray on tour.

They are also joined for two stints across the tour by EastEnders star John Partridge as Hugo/Loco Chanel.

John is perhaps most recognisable to soap fans as Christian Clarke, though has also had an extensive career in musical theatre, with credits including Cats the Musical and Chicago.

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