Following the news that former X Factor winner, Shayne Ward, has auditioned for, and is still waiting back to hear from an audition at Coronation Street, another former X Factor winner has come forward saying he would like to come out and play too!
When we heard the news that Shayne Ward had been considered for a part in the hit ITV soap, we were all more than a little excited and felt rather vindicated after ITV felt the need to punish our eyes by removing Chris Fountain from our prime time screens.
Shayne ward seemed like the most perfect tonic to remedy this situation, but whilst he still sits and waits to hear back from the powers that be, perhaps Joe McElderry will have more luck!
Well, if he could have his way he would definitely be appearing in one of the soaps that’s for sure, as he has been explaining in a recent interview with Digital Spy who quotes him as saying on the matter:
“I’d love to do a soap – I think that would be fun. But I would always do it alongside singing because I think I’d miss the singing too much.
“But I’d definitely consider it, I’d love to do a little role in something.
“I do enjoy acting. I think I could do Emmerdale or Coronation Street. Somehow I don’t think I’ve got the accent for EastEnders, so I’ll leave that to the southerners!”
If Joe, and indeed Shayne were to join the cast of Corrie this would raise the tally of former reality star singers in the cast list to ridiculous levels.
Already Corrie boasts a former Pop Stars singer in Kym Marsh on their books, as well as preparing to welcome former Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding to the show later this year too.
Maybe Coronation Street is becoming to talent show contestants what CBeebies is to 90’s sitcom stars….
Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30 & 8.30pm on ITV1 / ITV1 HD – Watch an interview with Joe McElderry in the clip below: