Coronation Street's Jodie Prenger reveals why she broke down in tears on first day at ITV soap | The Sun

CORONATION Street newcomer Jodie Prenger opened up about her emotional first day on set and being star struck.

The musical theatre star will be making her on-screen acting debut in the ITV soap on Friday.

Jodie, 43, will star as Glenda Shuttleworth, sister to George (Tony Maudsley).

She shared her excitement for viewers to see her first appearance on the cobbles during Tuesday's Loose Women.

Jodie explained how she cried during her first seen at the Rovers Return pub as she remembered her nan as well as being incredibly "nervous" and "shaking."

Jodie said: "My family all go back to Manchester in Mosside. They used to have a laundrette and a café shop/grocery store, and my nan's brother used to deliver Pat Phoenix's groceries. My nan, she worshipped Elsie Tanner."

Coleen asked her: "What was it like meeting people you have seen on-screen for ages?"

Jodie replied: "Bill Roche… and I did a strange curtsy bow."

Talking about her character, Jodie said: "She's fun, she's sassy, she's a bundle of energy. She's a dream to play.

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"I've based her on a lot of experience. I used to work on a cruise ship. There's a lot of my nan, the way she puts people in her place.

"She instantly hits it off with Sean, and that first friendship that's formed.

"Sean is definitely a friend made in the beginning. There's a really fun friendship formed with Mary. It's like a tag team."

Jodie rose to fame winning BBC's I'd Do Anything in 2008.

Since then, she has performed in many West End musical productions such as "Oliver!" as Nancy at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

She has also starred in TV series Run, Jamie Johnson, Years and Years and Wizards vs Aliens.

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